How Kim Kardashian is helping a former inmate

Carla Harmon
March 13, 2019

Charles will be one of the first prisoners to be released under a sweeping criminal justice reform law recently signed by President Donald Trump thanks to a federal judge's ruling on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

Charles posted the happy news to Facebook and revealed that Kardashian "heard about my situation" and was "moved" by it.

Kardashian-West has turned to political activism as of late, including successfully campaigning for Alice Marie Johnson to be pardoned, after she spent 21 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense. She then made a decision to help him out in an "unbelievable" way. And many of your responses about the outcome of my dilemma prophesied it. GOD IS GOOD!.

'**THANK YOU KIM KARDISHIAN-WEST and TRACY FOR THE LOVE SHOWN TO ME WHEN I WAS LOCKED UP. "And now that I'm free my heart is enlarged".

His case gained national attention in January when he became the first person to benefit from the First Step Act, a bipartisan prison reform bill supported by President Donald Trump that relaxes mandatory-minimum drug sentences.

However, Matthew was forced to return to prison a year ago after an appeals court overturned a judge's initial ruling.

Matthew is said to be using the money to pay his rent so he can save up for a house of his own in the future.

This comes nearly a year after Kardashian traveled to Washington fight for clemency for Alice Johnson, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for a drug offense.

"It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I've met inside prisons I knew I couldn't stop at just one", Kardashian tweeted to her millions of followers in September. "I definitely saw a lot of compassion from the White House with her and I really do believe it's just the beginning".

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