Kim Kardashian Calls on Gov. Jerry Brown to Protect Female Inmates by Signing California Bill Into Law

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Kim Kardashian West arrives at the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala at on Nov. 4, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

After visiting the California Institution for Women in Corona, California, last week, Kim Kardashian West is calling on Governor Jerry Brown to protect female inmates in the prison system.

On Monday (July 9), Kardashian tweeted at Brown to sign Assembly Bill 2550, which would restrict male prison guards' interactions with female inmates if passed. The bill was drafted by a partisan group of California lawmakers and still needs a vote from the State Assembly before getting to Brown's desk.

Kardashian met one-on-one with 15 female prisoners, according to TMZ, to better understand their everyday lives at the facility and to ask about their hopes and aspirations once they’re released.

AB2550 would prevent male correctional officers from conducting pat-down searches on female inmates unless a prisoner poses a threat of immediate harm to herself or others. The bill would also prohibit male prison guards from entering areas where female inmates are undressed and instead would require them to announce their arrival at their housing units.