Kalief Browder was 16-years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. He was thrown into Rikers Island, where he spent three years without ever getting a trial. During that time he was beaten by guards, jumped by other inmates and locked in solitary confinement for hundreds of days.
When he was finally released, his spirit was broken and he ultimately committed suicide. His story is being told in a Jay-Z produced six-part series on Spike TV titled "Time: The Kalief Browder Story."
Brooklyn emcee Maino just released a new song, "The Ghost of Kalief Browder," giving his perspective on the unjust series of events.