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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 11, 2019
Matthew Charles, the Tennessee man who was released from prison under a new criminal justice law, has struggled to find housing following his release, The Tennessean reports. Charles, who was jailed in 1996 for non-violent drug offenses, was denied his rental application due to his criminal history. Since his release, Charles has been recognized by President Trump as a positive story to come from his criminal justice reform efforts, and has toured the country lobbying for sentencing reform.