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Jay-Z has been doing his thing recently with announcing a new project, being inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and now he’s helping bail out incarcerated father’s for Father’s Day.
In an op-ed on TIMES magazine Jay Z talks about the corruption of the justice system and the bail bond industry that profits from it. In the essay he writes that over 400,000 people are convicted of no crime but are forced to pay their way out. Most of those innocent people are minorities that can’t afford freedom and the big bail companies take advantage.
Organizations like Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change bailed out mothers incarcerated on Mothers Day. That inspiration moved Jay Z to donate to those organizations to do the same for father’s on Father’s Day.
The rapper is a Father of a growing family and expresses the importance that of fixing the criminal justice system but first the corrupt bail bond companies need to be taken on.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads’, you are all greatly appreciated and loved.