Jay Z calls out bail bond industry in Father’s Day column


Rapper and performance artist Shawn Carter, known as Jay Z, took a stand against the bail bond industry in a Time column ahead of Father’s Day.

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In Friday’s “Ideas” column, Carter talked about his work on Time: The Kalief Browder Story and how producing the docuseries on Spike led him to “became obsessed with the injustice of the profitable bail bond industry.” 

So in time for Father’s Day this weekend, he’s highlighting the flawed system where “on any given day over 400,000 people, convicted of no crime, are held in jail because they cannot afford to buy their freedom.” Read more…

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