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Jay Z Is Going To Bail Out Dads For Father’s Day
In a new op-ed, the rapper puts the “exploitative” bail industry on blast.
Jay Z tackles the injustices of the American prison system and the business it propagates in a new op-ed for Time. In his essay, the rapper writes that since producing Time: The Kalief Browder Story, he has become “obsessed with the injustice of the profitable bail bond industry.”
“On any given day over 400,000 people, convicted of no crime, are held in jail because they cannot afford to buy their freedom,” he writes. “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.”
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