Mike Tyson and family launch charity to help 'empower' 100 former female prisoners

MIKE TYSON has launched a charity with his family to "empower" 100 former female prisoners.

The boxing legend helped created We 2 Matter to help the women rejoin society.


Tyson's mother-in-law Dr Rita Ali also hopes the scheme will educate the public about challenges mums face rebuilding their lives.

And Iron Mike himself is keen to promote the initiative as the 54-year-old takes time off from his ring return.

Buoyed by an unofficial draw with fellow all-time great Roy Jones Jr in their comeback eight-rounder last November, Tyson is still eyeing a trilogy fight with fellow heavyweight icon Evander Holyfield, 58.

But Tyson's changed life also includes developing We 2 Matter, aiming to  "empower 100 formerly incarcerated women and offer them re-entry resources and support."

W2M have linked up with prison reform group, Dream Corps/Cut50 to offer services to ex-prisoners.

TMZ SPORTS say The Tysons celebrated W2M by hosting a Mother's Day brunch at his SoCal Ranch with 10 Los Angeles-based mums recently released from jail.

Celebrities like Bobby Brown, Columbus Short, Metta World Peace, and boxer Zab Judah were reportedly there.

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Dr Ali has a deep interest in the cause following her own personal case.

She was once convicted of a crime, despite maintaining her innocence.

And the experience is said to have shown her the problems women can face after leaving jail.

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