This Father’s Day, Jay Z Wants To Get Fathers Out Of Jail

Jay Z has a lot on his plate this weekend. Not only is he celebrating Father's Day with his daughter Blue Ivy, but he's reportedly welcomed two new babies into the world, too. Nevertheless, Jay's personal life hasn't stopped him from speaking out about an issue he feels passionate about: reforming the United States bail system.In an op-ed for Time, Jay describes "the injustice of the profitable bail bond industry" and says that every day, over 400,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime are incarcerated simply because they can't afford bail.An investigation into Rikers Island prison in New York City found that the majority of people incarcerated there were locked up because they couldn't afford to pay their bail. In half those cases, the amount of money needed was $5,000 or less. Wow. Jay Z joins us in bailing out Black Fathers on #FathersDay while his own beautiful family welcomes twins! #ThisIsBlackLove ✊