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Kim Kardashian West will cover released prisoner's rent

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 12 2019 Mar 12, 2019 March 12, 2019 7:29 AM March 12, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: The Tennessean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thanks to Kim Kardashian West, one of the first inmates released after federal sentencing reforms won't have to worry about rent for five years.

Matthew Charles told The Tennessean last week that he couldn't find permanent housing since his Jan. 3 release, in part due to his criminal history. But on Sunday, Charles announced that Kardashian West, an advocate for criminal justice reform, will be helping him out.  He said she's not doing it to get attention, but he just had to share it.

Convicted of a nonviolent drug offense in 1996, Charles received national attention because he was ordered back to prison in 2018, two years after his sentence was ruled unfair.

He attended this year's State of the Union address at President Donald Trump's invitation.

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