Young Thug and Gunna recently posted bail for 30 low-level, non-violent offenders at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, and they plan to do it again.
Those released over the weekend were served a home-cooked meal to enjoy with their families and were told that they would be featured in a future music video.
As reported by local news affiliate WSVN, the rappers said those they helped were being held on minor charges but were being forced to stay in jail because they could not afford to bond out.
“We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer, DAs and the prosecutors and, you know, the bonding company and just got as many people as we can out.”YOUNG THUG
The Fulton County Jail is notoriously overcrowded, and the conditions are less than ideal. A report released earlier this year from regional news outlet WSB-TV found that the facility was over capacity by an estimated 400 inmates. The jail was so crowded, inmates slept in public areas.
“This is some of the worst conditions I’ve ever seen inmates undertake,” councilman Michael Julian Bond said.
Thugger and Gunna, considered hometown heroes, want to do the act of generosity again and they plan to release even more people next time. They also want others with the financial means for it to step up for those in their community in a similar fashion.
What a great way to use your fame and fortune.