He added "Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies".
"If you're from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you're unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can't afford bail", he wrote. The pair hopes the platform will serve as an alternative to locking up individuals who can not afford bail or who mistakenly miss court dates. Jay-Z, who has always been vocal about injustices in the prison system and in predominantly black communities, has decided to make a change.More news: Lyon soccer team charged with 'racist behavior' over Nazi symbols at game
JAY-Z has been increasingly vocal about his grievances with the US criminal justice system and a year ago (17) he penned an opinion piece about reform in support of incarcerated rapper Meek Mill that was published by the New York Times.
Roc Nation is back in the building and with some big news. "It's time for an innovative and progressive technology that offers sustainable solutions to tough problems", a statement from JAY-Z reads.More news: Virgil van Dijk: 'I'm getting better at Liverpool'
Co-founded by social entrepreneurs Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier, Promise is advancing a technology platform that provides more humane alternative to incarceration by extending the capabilities of community supervision, improving long-term outcomes for individuals and communities. Promise will then monitor and support participants by helping them ensure they know when they're supposed to appear in court, and remind them of obligations like drug testing or substance abuse treatment needed. It also provides coordinated referrals and support based on individual needs, including job training, housing, counseling, etc.
Promise is expected to receive its first public look at the annual Y Combinator Demo Day where various startups come together for funding with a limited invite-only audience.More news: Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russia's President
Promise would also ultimately help counties save money with its monitoring features. Participant progress is tracked so that clients and participants can view compliance and status. Not only is the system broken, but the financial burden on the government, those in custody and the community is astronomical. Get your FREE trial!