Jay-z To Bail Out Dads Who Can't Afford Freedom!
How can you not love Mr.Carter!
Hip Hop Mogul, Jay-z born Shawn Carter, wants to celebrate this Father’s Day by reuniting incarcerated males with their families.
According to Time Magazine, Jay, made a donation to two organizations that will assist in paying for bail bonds for dads so that they can be out of jail in time to celebrate Father’s Day.
“Last month for Mother’s Day, organizations like Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change did a major fundraising drive to bail out 100 mothers for Mother’s Day,” he writes in an op-ed for Time Magazine. “This Father’s Day, I’m supporting those same organizations to bail out fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises.”
The father of three, also speaks about how his background and involvement in the jail system encouraged him to be the voice for the males that are incarcerated.
"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," Carter writes. "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."
Jay-z also help produced this year six-part documentary on Kalief Browder, a man who committed suIcide after nearly spending three years in solitary confinement on Rikers Island, for allegedly stealing a backpack.
"But when I helped produce this year’s docuseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, I became obsessed with the injustice of the profitable bail bond industry. Kalief’s family was too poor to post bond when he was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sentenced to a kind of purgatory before he ever went to trial. The three years he spent in solitary confinement on Rikers ultimately created irreversible damage that lead to his death at 22.”
Read Jay-z full Op-ed via Time here: http://time.com/4821547/jay-z-racism-bail-bonds/