The American justice system is broken with over 2 million citizens in prison and over 4 million on parole. What does that mean, by those numbers the America has over 5% of the inmate population of the world. There are activist groups that are fighting every day to help make a positive change. Jay Z has joined the new group behind the Promise app to do just that.
The app-based program Promise looks to combat these problems by to creating “a cost-effective and more humane alternative to incarceration.” Jay Z’s Roc Nation has been announced as an investor.
“Promise will help government agencies support those who would otherwise be in custody or who are on some form of community supervision-namely probation or parole,” the program wrote in its press release.
“We are increasingly alarmed by the injustice in our criminal justice system,” Jay Z said in a statement. “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.”