Charles was freed on Jan. 3 as a result of a criminal justice reform measure signed by President Donald Trump the month in December. First Step Act, is the measure that permits justices to retroactively apply the Fair Sentencing Act, which seeks to reverse what critics have said is an unbalanced drug sentencing system.
Now all … I have to do is find the place,” Charles told the Nashville Tennesseean Wednesday.
Charles has been working to get back on his feet since his release, finding a full-time job with the nonprofit Families Against Mandatory Minimums, buying a car and staying with a friend, according to the news organization. But the one piece that had yet to come together was housing.
Matthew Charles, who was recently released from prison as a result of drug sentencing reform, will not have to pay rent for the next five years, thanks to the intervention of reality star Kim Kardashian-West.
Charles said he was turned away from renting a townhome a week ago because of his criminal background and lack of credit history. He was imprisoned for over two decades, according to the Tennessean.
He told the Tennessean that he was “pretty distraught about it because it’s not allowing me to have a full second chance.”
Shoutout to Kim Kardahsian West for intervening.