By: Kyle Daniels
Tyler Perry continues to positively impact the lives of others through his platform and generosity.
This time, he’s making headlines for helping former inmate Darrell Hall. A man sentenced to life in prison back in the 1990’s for possession of two grams of cocaine. Darrell was the only prison inmate from Georgia’s serving a life sentence for a drug offense.
Last month he was released after almost two decades behind bars, due to Fulton County’s brand new Conviction Integrity Unit—which reviews sentences that under today’s laws would be considered unfair and unjust.
“In addition to his freedom, Tyler Perry Studios and Mr. Tyler Perry agreed to offer Hall a job so he can rebuild his life and move forward as a productive citizen of Fulton County,” reads a statement released by the office of District Attorney Paul Howard Jr., reports CNN.”
The future now looks brighter for Mr. Hall. He’s rightfully gained freedom, a great opportunity—thanks to Mr. Perry and he was also released in time to spend the holidays with his family (back in December).