Kar­dashian West helps re­leased in­mate find hous­ing

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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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