Music mogul JAY-Z is more determined than ever to deliver help to anyone caught in an overwhelming criminal justice system. Young Hov has partnered up to launch a new app called Promise to the masses.

According to reports, Young Hov and his Roc Nation have backed Promise to deliver a helping hand to both the government and people dealing with legal injustice.

Promise, an app co-founded by social entrepreneur and former Prince manager Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, hopes “to create a sustainable and scalable program that will reduce the number of people behind bars, recidivism and the cost of care by extending the capabilities of community supervision,” the company said. The app will be open to both government agencies and users on parole or who would otherwise be incarcerated. (source: Rolling Stone)

Pictured above: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, co-founder of the Promise app

JAY has issued a statement to speak on his involvement and the app’s value.

“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.” (source: Rolling Stone)

The app will ultimately help low-risk people avoid going behind bars because of bail costs.


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