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  • FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Kim Kardashian West attends "The Cher Show" Broadway musical opening night at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, Matthew Charles joins a news conference at the Cordell Hull building in Nashville advocating for Tennessee legislation to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise, File)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:10 am

Kim Kardashian West will cover released prisoner's rent

Associated Press

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com