Common: Letter To The Free Official Video

Common addresses the warehousing of prisoners in the American prison system and a correctional facility is used as the site for the “Letter To The Free” video. Bilal,  Karriem Riggins and Andra Day are in the video directed by Bradford Young.

Common narrated Ava DuVernay’s 13th documentary about the amendment that outlawed slavery but did not stop the criminal justice system from enacting a new form of it with a prison for profit business that disproportionately punishes poor people and people of color.  The film is screening on Netflix right now.

“Letter To The Free” is from Common’s Black America, Again.