After successfully convincing President Trump to commute Alice Marie Johnson’s life sentence, Kim Kardashian West is back on her prison reform beat. She’s now urging California Governor Jerry Brown to sign a bill that would change how women are treated in prison, especially by male guards, and she reportedly also has plans to launch a program to help recently released inmates.
TMZ reported that Kim spent several hours at the California Institution for Women in Corona on Friday, July 6th, speaking to 15 women about their life behind bars and their plans after getting released. According to TMZ’s sources, Kim wants to launch a rehabilitation program to help newly free inmates adjust to life outside prison.
On July 9th, Kim tweeted at Governor Brown urging him to sign Assembly Bill 2550 — which would increase female inmate safety around male correctional officers. The bill seeks to prohibit male correctional officers from performing pat-down searches unless the female inmate is “a risk of immediate harm to herself or others.” The bill would also require male guards to announce their presence when entering the women’s housing area and would prohibit them from entering places, like showers, where the inmates are undressed.
Back in May 2018, when nonviolent offender Alice Marie Johnson heard that Kim had made her case her personal mission, Johnson told Mic:
We’re glad Kim is using her platform and celebrity to make a difference in the fight for American prison reform.