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Child Support, Fail, and Jail: Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration @balleralert Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation will reportedly make a $3 million investment in an app called Promise, that combats mass incarceration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the website, the app was created by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier to “get people out of jail and provide ongoing support and supervision to help keep them out.” The hope is that the platform will exist as an alternative to incarcerating individuals who cannot afford bail or who miss court dates by mistake. It will provide services to users that will help them log upcoming court dates, counseling appointments, and drug tests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to rehabilitation, Promise plans to provide programs to users that assist with job training and getting information about housing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As a rapper, Jay-Z has used his platform to consistently speak about how the jail system is designed to fail those of low class and people of color. Last year the rapper wrote an opinion piece on Father’s Day about the exploitative bail industry. For many individuals, they are jailed due to their inability to afford bail, despite not being convicted of crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During an interview with TechCrunch, Ellis-Lamkins spoke on the small infractions that lead to many people of color ending up behind bars. “People are going to jail because they look at a piece of paper and misread it, or are going to jail because they can’t afford a class because they’re instead paying child support. If we’re putting people in jail because they’re poor, brown or black, we’re spending money the wrong way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay-Z said in a statement confirming his involvement with the app. “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. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Child Support, Fail, and Jail: Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3
 Million in App That Combats Mass
 Incarceration
 @balleralert
Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation will reportedly make a $3 million investment in an app called Promise, that combats mass incarceration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the website, the app was created by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Diana Frappier to “get people out of jail and provide ongoing support and supervision to help keep them out.” The hope is that the platform will exist as an alternative to incarcerating individuals who cannot afford bail or who miss court dates by mistake. It will provide services to users that will help them log upcoming court dates, counseling appointments, and drug tests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When it comes to rehabilitation, Promise plans to provide programs to users that assist with job training and getting information about housing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As a rapper, Jay-Z has used his platform to consistently speak about how the jail system is designed to fail those of low class and people of color. Last year the rapper wrote an opinion piece on Father’s Day about the exploitative bail industry. For many individuals, they are jailed due to their inability to afford bail, despite not being convicted of crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During an interview with TechCrunch, Ellis-Lamkins spoke on the small infractions that lead to many people of color ending up behind bars. “People are going to jail because they look at a piece of paper and misread it, or are going to jail because they can’t afford a class because they’re instead paying child support. If we’re putting people in jail because they’re poor, brown or black, we’re spending money the wrong way.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay-Z said in a statement confirming his involvement with the app. “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. Promise’s team, led by Phaedra, is building an app that can help provide ‘liberty and justice for all’ to millions.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Invest $3 Million in App That Combats Mass Incarceration-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Jay-Z and Roc Nation ...

Anaconda, Best Friend, and Fake: troyave I Got arrested, Stayed in jail to "Kept it Real" cause I believed In "The Streets" #StreetsSay: Ya Friends/Homies "Suppose To" "handle business & put in work" while u down!? #StreetsSay: If u all get pulled over Ya homies "Suppose to" take the charge 4 u cause the "Money Earner Provider" so business can continue. streets lied, this was Myth, when the pressure was on, I'm the only one who performed, al the homies & friends where out for they self, saying things like "I got kids, I can't go to jail etc Im fighting for My freedom because of a "HATER STALKER or the "cooler new word" a TROLL" it's all the same and it's all fake! And u You support that then U know what u are. [l'm DONE keeping it real with Fake niggaz]VA #StreetsisAMyth #StreetsSay-"This Our Block" but don't OWN nothing on it. #StreetsSay: "FreeMyBro" But never offer money for his appeal #MoralOfTheStory DO NOT KEEP IT REAL WITH FAKE PEOPLE, Because it'll cost You! Cost me My freedom Cost me full use in my Right Leg LERALERTCOM Cost me the life of my best friend Cost me Custody of my kids - Cost me Over $2,000,000 dollars in expenses And now it might cost me 20-40yrs in Jail at least another 5MILLION dollars+ the Career that i built from nothing against the odds for a Hater That's POINTING THE FINGER at me?! Told y'all it's a Handicapped being a real one.... If u asks most these niggaz to give $100 to a friend they Wouldn't #Facto I Guarantee you I can't Offset None of these COSTS with "Street Cred" And I Guarantee you The Streets Ain't contributing to None of my expenses. Ya Boy built different, I keep pushing thru all the negativity, I keep elevating slowly but surely cause lan the type to wait out the storm, I Dance in The Rain From the desk of TroyAve
Anaconda, Best Friend, and Fake: troyave I Got arrested, Stayed in jail to "Kept it Real" cause I
 believed In "The Streets" #StreetsSay:
 Ya Friends/Homies "Suppose To" "handle business & put in
 work" while u down!? #StreetsSay: If u all get pulled over Ya
 homies "Suppose to" take the charge 4 u cause the "Money
 Earner Provider" so business can continue.
 streets lied, this was Myth, when the pressure was on, I'm
 the only one who performed, al the homies & friends where
 out for they self, saying things like "I got kids, I can't go to
 jail etc
 Im fighting for My freedom because of a "HATER STALKER
 or the "cooler new word" a TROLL" it's all the same and it's
 all fake! And u You support that then U know what u are.
 [l'm DONE keeping it real with Fake niggaz]VA
 #StreetsisAMyth #StreetsSay-"This Our Block" but don't
 OWN nothing on it.
 #StreetsSay: "FreeMyBro" But never offer money for his
 appeal
 #MoralOfTheStory DO NOT KEEP IT REAL WITH FAKE
 PEOPLE, Because it'll cost You! Cost me My freedom
 Cost me full use in my Right Leg
 LERALERTCOM
 Cost me the life of my best friend
 Cost me Custody of my kids
 - Cost me Over $2,000,000 dollars in expenses
 And now it might cost me 20-40yrs in Jail at least another
 5MILLION dollars+ the Career that i built from nothing
 against the odds for a Hater That's POINTING THE FINGER
 at me?! Told y'all it's a Handicapped being a real one.... If u
 asks most these niggaz to give $100 to a friend they
 Wouldn't #Facto
 I Guarantee you I can't Offset None of these COSTS with
 "Street Cred"
 And I Guarantee you The Streets Ain't contributing to None
 of my expenses.
 Ya Boy built different, I keep pushing thru all the negativity, I
 keep elevating slowly but surely cause lan the type to wait
 out the storm, I Dance in The Rain
From the desk of TroyAve

From the desk of TroyAve