There has been a rumor going around for years about Michael Jordan, the NBA legend, investing in prisons. I did my research on this years back, so I wanted to pass on the information to you guys so people would hopefully STOP spreading false news.
Since minorities make up the majority of people serving time in prison in this country. Private prisons are definitely a contributing factor to the mass incarceration of people of color… so I am sure you guys can understand why the black community had so much backlash for Jordan.
There is a Michael Jordan who invests in prisons, but it is not the NBA legend we are all thinking it is. This guy shares the exact same name as Michael Jordan, but he is a white man from Portland, Oregon, who works for the Bureau of Environmental Services.
For the whole history on how this rumor started… you can visit the website >>>The Truth Behind Michael Jordan’s Private Prison Investment News
I hope this clears up things for you guys and people stop spreading that rumor about one of the greatest basketball players of all time. I know there aren’t many reports of him giving back to the black community, but that doesn’t make it right to spread lies and false news!