French Montana Teams Up With 'Mass Bail Out' Event to Help Inmates Afford Bail in The Bronx

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Though French Montana is busy making new music for his keen devotees, he's additionally ensuring he's nonetheless an lively member in the neighborhood. On Monday, Montana journeyed to the Vernon C. Bain Center in The Bronx in an effort to assist out inmates who can't afford bail.

As a part of Mass Bail Out — a collaborative effort carried out by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Global Citizen and grassroots teams comprised of previously incarcerated inmates — Montana's efforts comes at a time when rappers resembling Meek Mill have additionally voiced their opinions about reforming the jail system.

“Today, I got here house to the Bronx to publish bail for somebody who’s being detained earlier than trial just because they can not afford bail,” French Montana tells Billboard. “Many individuals aren’t conscious that 50 % of the inhabitants falls beneath the poverty line. It is an honor to accomplice with Global Citizen and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights to hitch the Mass Bail Out and battle towards the criminalization of poverty."

He provides: "The legislation is harmless till confirmed responsible, not the opposite means round. I’m personally affected by this difficulty, as I’ve buddies (my finest pal Max B was sentenced to 75 years), household, and members of the Bronx group who’ve fallen sufferer to the unfair system. It’s time for change and I’m grateful to be a part of this course of.”

After his go to, Montana hosted a teach-in session the place he educated members of the Bronx group about Mass Bail Out and points revolving round prison justice reform, pre-trial detention, circumstances on Rikers Island and extra. Montana was joined by Michael Blake, New York Assembly member (Assembly District 79 – Bronx); Akeem Browder, president of the Kalief Browder Foundation; Veena Sykes, founding father of Hope House NYC; and extra.