Jay Z and his company, Roc Nation, are doing all they can to help improve the U.S. criminal justice system.
On Monday, it was announced that RN would be partnering up with the new app, Promise, which provides “an alternative to holding low-risk people behind bars simply because they can’t afford bail.”
In a statement released by the New York rapper, the father of three suggested that “we are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system.”
Jay, who donated $3 million to the bail reform startup, explained, “Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies. It’s time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems.”
This is not the first time Jay has opened up about the justice system. Not only does the rapper address controversial topics in his music, but back in September 2016, he narrated a short film which discussed the history of war on drugs.
He specifically targeted the system and the shockingly high percentage of African American’s arrested for drug law violations, even though they use and sell drugs at the same rate as whites.