Jay-Z & Spike TV To Produce Kalief Browder Docuseries

 

Jay-Z is co-producing a six-part docuseries with Harvey Weinstein about Kalief Browder for Spike TV. Browder was jailed in 2010 on Rikers Island in  New York City at the age of 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack. He was held in solitary confinement for most of his three-year stay and he never received a trial. Browder was constantly beaten by other inmates and guards while he was in prison and he tried several times to commit suicide. The prosecutors dropped charges in 2013 and Browder was released from Rikers. In 2015, he was still trying to put his life back together but succumbed to the aftermath of his trauma and took his own life. TIME: The Kalief Browder Story will air on Spike TV in January.