Jay Z And John Legend Applaud NYC Mayor's Pledge to Close Rikers Island Prison

Justin On Friday (March 31), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio finally bring out the Twitter that his administration is taking steps to close the infamous Rikers Island prison facility. De Blasio drew praise for his actions from Jay Z and John Legend, keeping in line with a growing sentiment against mass incarceration.

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According to hiphopdx Mayor de Blasio is working in conjunction with Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito in closing Rikers, which will happen over time according to a media announcement.

Now in a new twit the two John and Jay published on behalf of the
Rikers Island see below



As billboard report,the third twit was jay z who also celebrated the new at hand and at that
moment.

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Jay Z also celebrated the news, tweeting an image of Kalief Browder with a quote by Barak Obama. Browder spent three years without a trial on Riker's Island when he was arrested at the age of 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack, spending most of his time in solitary confinement. In 2015 he committed suicide. Since, his story has helped bring changes New York's criminal-justice system.
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