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With Kardashian West's help, released prisoner finds housing

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 23 2019 Mar 23, 2019 March 23, 2019 1:57 PM March 23, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: USA today
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - With Kim Kardashian West pledging to cover five years of rent, one of the first inmates released after federal sentencing reforms says he has finally found a new home.
In a Facebook post Friday, Matthew Charles thanked Kardashian West and others for helping to overcome what he called a "nonsensical barrier."
Charles told The Tennessean earlier this month he couldn't find permanent housing since his release, partly due to his criminal history.
Kardashian-West, an advocate for criminal justice reform, then reached out with the offer.
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 release. He was released on Jan. 3 and was invited to attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
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