PliesRapper Plies has set up his own non-profit organization aiming to help cash-strapped convicts cover legal costs.
The Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions will provide funding for legal representation and aid to needy individuals, specifically those who are incarcerated. The organization will also provide educational forums, classes, workshops, training, opportunities, and other charitable activities aimed at rehabilitated former prisoners
Plies hopes his new venture will promote preventative measures aimed at combating re-incarceration in the Tampa and Ft. Myers areas of Florida. The organization's first drive will be the Somebody Loves You Scholarship Fund 2008, which is named after the rapper's new song.
It is designed specifically for students attending an accredited college or university, who have a parent incarcerated, and who is financially disadvantaged. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female.