Jay Z Takes On Criminal Justice System & Bail Industry

Jay Z shifted some time ago from primarily weaving tales about his former life as a drug dealer into the business mogul he is today. Earlier this year, the Brooklyn star helped produce a series regarding the tragic case of Kalief Browder, which has ignited Hov’s passion into taking on the criminal justice system and what he calls the “exploitative bail industry.”

The artist born Shawn Corey Carter expressed his desire to enter the criminal justice reform fray in an editorial written exclusively for TIME. In the piece, Jay tackles the politics of the bail industry and how companies profit on the backs of people of color who are disproportionately arrested and legally wrangled far more than their white counterparts. This Father’s Day, Jay hopes to bring attention to the matter by joining an existing campaign that helped bail mothers out on Mother’s Day.

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