Fat Joe Heading To Rikers Island


Rapper Fat Joe has returned to jail to mentor young inmates at New York’s notorious Rikers Island prison.

by Mike Winslow

(AllHipHop News) The “Lean Back” star, who served time behind bars on tax evasion charges in 2013, joined Fox 5 NY reporter Lisa Evers for the trip to Rikers, which will air as part of an episode of Street Soldiers on Friday (June 23).
The two outsiders met with Deputy Warden Freeman Williams and ex-inmate Leviticus Mitchell and spoke to inmates about new initiatives devised to help them get back to society after prison stints.

“I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about Rikers Island, and when Lisa had an opportunity… for us to be in front of the inmates and be with the Corrections Department and everybody get down to the root of the questions we have… What I’m looking for is authenticity,” Fat Joe says on camera in the episode.