Meek Mill teams up with Van Jones, proposing a new bill to reform the probation and parole system. This continues Meek Mill’s steady fight for criminal justice reform.
While behind bars, the #FreeMeekMill movement sparked discussion surrounding the bias in the criminal justice system. Through his arrest, Meek Mill evolved to represent a new movement. Since being released from prison, Meek Mill uses his platform to promote change.
Being recognized in multiple cities and states for his work and advocacy, Meek Mill’s pledge to create change does not exist solely on wax. Putting action to his cause, Meek Mill began to work, hoping to change the operations of the probation and parole system.
Together, Meek Mill and Van Jones introduce the House Bill 1925 with bipartisan support. Van Jones and Michael Rubin, co-chair of REFORM alliance join Meek Mill to introduce the bill. Supported by state representatives Jordan Harris and Sheryl Delozier, the bill aims to keep parolees from returning to prison.
— REFORM ALLIANCE (@REFORM) April 2, 2019
This attempt to free probationers from the trap of criminal activity includes rewarding good behavior, reducing probationary periods, preventing courts from sentencing consecutive probation sentences and stopping courts from extending probation or parole time due top nonpayment of fines and fees.
“I’ve lost too much time away from my son, my family, my friends and fans in Philly because of outdated probation laws, so I want to make sure people don’t have go through what I did.” says Meek Mill reported by TMZ.