(Video) Jay-Z Says Rikers Island Should Be Closed After What They Did To Kalief Browder

Kalief Browder committed suicide at the age of 22 after he was sent to prison with no trial. Browder was accused of stealing a book bag at the time of his arrest. Browder said he was innocent as he spent his days at Rikers in solitary confinement.

(Video) There Is Now A Trailer Out For Jay-Z’s Kalief Browder Story’ Documentary Series

Spike TV has now released the official trailer for Jay-Z’s, “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.” This documentary tell the story of Kalief Browder, who was arrested in 2010 on false robbery charges at the age of 16. Browder did three years on Rikers Island with no conviction. He was released in 2013 but committed suicide three years later.

Rest In Peace: Kalief Browder’s Mother Passes From Heart Attack

At the age of 63, Kalief Browder’s brother Venida Browder died Friday in the Bronx. Though she suffered a heart attack, many would say she ultimately died from a broken heart. In 2010, the then-16-year-old Kalief was arrested after being accused of stealing a backpack by a fellow teen. Since his family couldn’t make the $3,000 bail, he ended up spending three years at Rikers – where he was mercilessly beat by guards and even spent 400 days in solitary confinement. The charges were later dropped and he was released, but his depression was so severe, he ended up hanging himself last summer. He was 22.

Jay Z Announces First Project From His New TV/Movie Deal

Last week, Jay Z announced he’d inked a two-year development deal with The Weinstein Co. for various movies and TV shows. In the press release, Hov said a few projects were already in the works, and today, he’s announced the first one. With a six-part docuseries, the Roc Nation mogul will tell the story of Kalief Browder, the high school student who was accused of stealing a backpack, and was sent to Rikers Island for 3 years without trial – two of which were spent in solitary confinement. He committed suicide shortly after his release.

R.I.P. Kalief Browder Commits Suicide After Wrongfully Spending Three Years In Rikers Without Trial

Kalief Browder’s story shocked many and it also highlighted the things that go unnoticed within the justice system. Kalief was arrested at sixteen after being accused of stealing a backpack. He spent three years in a Rikers Island jail cell without a trial, before being released in May 2013. The charges were dismissed but the psychological damage stuck with him and now two years later he has committed suicide.

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