Jay-Z and Roc Nation Team raises $1 million to investigate wrongful conviction cases in Kansas City
The money Roc Nation raised will be used to investigate wrongful convictions in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation camp raises $1M to investigate wrongful convictions
Team Roc have made some big-time moves. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform and leads multiple ventures to pursue equity for marginalized groups.
On Tuesday (October 12), the Kansas City Star reported Team Roc raised over $1 million for the Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) to investigate wrongful convictions in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The MIP worked diligently, getting donors to buy into the project, and Team Roc heard the call.
Team Roc shared a post on Instagram last week shedding more light on the situation surrounding the corruption in the Kansas City judicial system.
“It’s a huge investment,” Rojo Bushnell said. “The ability to look at these cases … is really going to continue to shine a light on what we need to do to actually provide a just criminal legal system in Wyandotte County.”
According to the Kansas City Star, atleast 40 people who were convicted applied to have MIP look into their cases.