Meek Mill and Jay Z are teaming up for a six part docuseries about criminal justice for Amazon Prime..
According to USA Today, Jay Z will executive produce the series, which will showcase the negative effects of long probation stints with African Americans.
“Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform.”
Jay Z has been on Meek’s side since day one and says that his case shines a light on larger issues. “What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day,” he explained. “I saw this up close when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s and 1980s. Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences greater than the crime. A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew.”
The docuseries is set to debut next year…
via USA Today…