The bill signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker highlights the cash bail system which routinely and disproportionately affects Black and brown communities.

The New York City Council voted to close the jail.

In the wake of Meek Mill's hypervigilant sentencing, we look to the ongoing efforts of Hip Hop artists to end mass incarceration.


Pedro Hernandez, a Bronx teen who was wrongfully arrested for a crime that he didn't commit, was released from the notorious Rikers Island jail and avoided the same fate as Kalief Browder.


Jay Z will support criminal justice reform organizations in their efforts to bail out incarcerated fathers for Father’s Day.

The renaming recognizes the injustice to Browder and his role in shedding light on prison abuse of minors.

Criminal justice reform advocate Glenn Martin says there's too much at stake to wait a decade to close the notorious New York City jail.


National Geographic has picked up a six-part documentary from Jay Z and The Weinstein Company titled “Race With Jay Z.”

Now that New York has ceased charging 16-and 17-year-olds as adults, North Carolina remains the only state in the U.S. that continues to do so.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.