Mike Tyson is doing his part to help women who were previously incarcerated. The famed heavyweight and his family are starting a charity that will help former prisons get reacclimated to society.

Tyson and his mother-in-law, Dr. Rita Ali, have created an organization called “We 2 Matter,” according to TMZ. The organization aims to empower 100 incarcerated women, helping them with housing, job training and counseling programs.

Ali knows firsthand about the difficulties that women can face when they are released from prison. Ali spent time in prison for a crime she says she didn’t commit. 

“Dr. Ali was convicted, served time in prison and on probation,” the official website of We 2 Matter says. “The realization of the impact on incarcerated women was apparent and how it affected her children, family members, and supporters.”

Tyson has also spent time in prison. He served less than half of his six-year sentence after being convicted of rape in 1992, though he maintains his innocence.

We 2 Matter Dream is teaming up with CNN pundit Van Jones' prominent prison reform group Dream Corps/Cut50 according to TMZ. 

Tyson’s charitable work comes as he looks to continue boxing. The 54-year-old fought Roy Jones Jr. to a draw in a November exhibition fight.

Tyson recently told TMZ that he plans to fight former champion Lennox Lewis later in 2021.

Mike Tyson Roy Jones Jr Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson in a photo session after their exhibition match in November 2020. Photo: Getty Images / Joe Scarnici