Young Thug and Gunna have posted the bonds for 30 inmates at the notoriously overcrowded Fulton Country Jail.
As reported by WSB-TV‘s Michael Seiden, the Atlanta rappers went to the prison, helping release 30 people that were stuck on minor charges and unable to post bail on their own.
“This is where we are from,” Young Thung shared. “We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer and you know DA’s and the prosecutors, you know, the bonding companies and just got as many people as we can out.”
The rappers’ visit to Fulton Country Jail follows a harrowing report from WBS that delved into the inhumane, overcrowded conditions of the prison. The February report highlighted that there were 2,900 inmates at the prison — 400 over capacity. The prison is so overcrowded that a number of inmates were forced to sleep in public areas.
Inmates that were released courtesy of Thugger and Gunna were reunited with their family. Footage from the reunions is set to be featured in a forthcoming music video.
Gunna and Young Thung emphasised that this trip to Fulton would not be their last, and they planned to release more inmates soon. They also urged other artists to follow their lead.
“You never know what somebody been through. There was people sitting out three or four years and couldn’t get out on a bond. If they did the crime, then they can do the time, then it’s all right,” Gunna shared. “But it’s like you’re giving them a bond higher than what they stole.”
“It feels so good to the point where you start feeling that’s why God put me here,” added Young Thug. “He put me here to do this.”
Young Thug and Gunna posted bond for 30 incarcerated inmates at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, GA 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Vi181lV4B3
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