The highly-respected, business-owner rapper know as Jay-Z took time to pen a piece for Time in regards to a heavy topic. In it he addresses the faulty prison system as a place where money is wasted and peoples' lives are tossed away:
"If you're from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you're unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can't afford bail. Millions of people are separated from their families for months at a time — not because they are convicted of committing a crime, but because they are accused of committing a crime."
Creating the docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story, Shawn Carter began to delve into the world of the profitable bail bond industry and the kinks of how it takes advantage of lower class individuals - black and brown lower class individuals especially. With that in mind, Jay promises to help out on Father's Day by assisting Father's being unfairly treated by the prison system and paying their bail. On top of this he encourages us all to work to "get rid of these inhumane practices altogether."
Read his full piece here.
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