In a letter to Time, Jay Z pens his truest feelings about the injustices of the judicial system and the exploitative bail industry. One of the biggest takeaways is his plans to use Father’s day to make a statement about America’s bail bond industry.
Hov writes: “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.”
He will be partnering with Southerners of New Ground and Color of change to “bail out fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises,” and give them an opportunity to spend time with their families for Father’s Day.
In the same letter he goes on to reference tragedies like Kalief Browder and Sandra Bland as a reminder that the inability to provide bail poses a serious threat to those who can’t afford to do so.
We salute Jay Z in his efforts to impact the community and leave a legacy well beyond music.
To read his full letter click here.
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