Jay Z Advocates For Prison Reform Onstage In California
"California, build more schools, less prisons."
At the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 3, Jay Z called for California to support Prop 47, a November ballot initiative. "California, build more schools, less prisons," he said, before launching into his 1998 hit "Hard Knock Life."
Here's that quote, one more time:
If passed by voters, Prop 47 will reclassify several nonviolent crimes, like drug possession and petty theft, from felonies to misdemeanors.
It would then permit re-sentencing for people whose crimes had been reclassified, and funnel money saved from getting prisoners out of jails into schools.