According to CNN, Atlanta rapper and philanthropist T.I is working on a 25-member task force who is focused on re-purposing Atlanta detention centers. The group is led by Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Bottoms stated in a press release Tuesday (July 2nd) that the goal is to convert the facilities into a “multi-faceted use center for wellness and healing, skills-building, economic mobility and crime prevention.” She continues, “this Task Force reflects strong local leadership, willing to help us progress towards a safer, and just city. It is my hope this building will serve as an epicenter for resources, education, and training for the community. With the help of these members, I am optimistic that what is reimagined will be the future of One Atlanta.”
T.I, Meek Mill, Jay Z, and others have been vocal against a flawed justice system that has seen its fair share of issues. Hopefully his recent efforts can spread across the country and continue to push for criminal justice reform.