Continuing her efforts to improve the criminal justice system, Kim Kardashian West on Thursday went to San Quentin State Prison to meet an inmate on death row.
According to People, Kevin Cooper, 61, was convicted of murdering four people, including two children.
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star spent time with Cooper in the cell.
Kardashian shared a picture from her visit on Twitter and wrote: “I am hopeful that Kevin will be exonerated since DNA testing has now been ordered on Kevin’s case and I remain grateful to Governor Newsom for ending capital punishment in California.”
Cooper was a convicted burglar at the time when he committed the murders. However, he has maintained his innocence regarding the murders since the time of his arrest.
In October last year, Kardashian had asked the then governor of California, Jerry Brown, to look into Cooper’s case.
“Governor Brown, please add Kevin Cooper to your legacy of smart, fair and thoughtful criminal justice reforms,” Kardashian wrote in a 2018 post on Twitter.
In his response, Brown ordered DNA testing to validate if he is innocent or not. The new Governor, Gavin Newsom, ordered additional tests in February.
Currently, Kardashian is studying laws and has spent the last year helping inmates who were given a harsh sentence.