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Kim Kardashian West Will Cover Released Prisoner's Rent

Kardashian West said she will cover Matthew Charles' rent for five years

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    Kim Kardashian Will Pay Former Inmate Matthew Charles' Rent

    Kim Kardashian is helping out a former prison inmate in a major way. The reality star has agreed to cover Matthew Charles' rent for five years after he was granted clemency in January but denied housing due to his background. (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

    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, a Tennesse native, 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.