In a new opinion piece for Time magazine, JAY Z has critiqued the flaws in the American prison system and its money-orientated ways.
Since helping produce the magazine’s new documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story, the rapper admitted he is “obsessed with the injustice of the profitable bail bond industry.”
Further into the essay he wrote: “On any given day over 400,000 people, convicted of no crime, are held in jail because they cannot afford to buy their freedom,”
“When black and brown people are over-policed and arrested and accused of crimes at higher rates than others, and then forced to pay for their freedom before they ever see trial, big bail companies prosper.”
Sympathising with fathers who are facing the seemingly corrupt system, Jay has decided to donate to organisations to bail out Dads on Father’s day this Sunday, he explained: “As a father with a growing family, it’s the least I can do, but philanthropy is not a long fix, we have to get rid of these inhumane practices altogether,” Jay Z writes.
“We can’t fix our broken criminal justice system until we take on the exploitative bail industry.”