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French Montana is another celebrity trying to do their part to work towards justice reform in the U.S. He recently just bailed a New York woman out of jail who couldn’t afford it. TMZ was able to catch up with the rapper in NYC after he posted her bail, check out what he had to say below.
The Bronx woman was was unable to post bail to to her financial circimstance and French says the real crime is Pre-trial detention. He talked about teaming up with an organization called Mass Bail Out and says just because you can’t afford to get out of a cage doesn’t mean you should be in one. He also partnered with other orgs like Global Citizen, Revolve Impact and The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Org that are all focused on this cause, and also revealed that a lot of his friends have been affected by the cash bailout system. Max B, a close friend of French’s was sentenced to 75 years in jail.
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Today I’m joining the @massbailout – a historic effort to free women and children who are jailed simply because they’re too poor to afford bail. Today I came home to the Bronx and posted bail for someone who should have never been caged in the first place. Thank you to @glblctzn, @rfkhumanrights, @revolveimpact all the grassroots, Black led groups who have been using bail as a tool for liberation for decades. Poverty is not a crime. Pre-trial detention is the real threat to public safety. www.massbailout.com