Meek Mill‘s advocacy organization REFORM Alliance has introduced a plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the prison systems.
REFORM Alliance was founded after Meek Mill’s imprisonment in 2017 and continues to fight for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the nation, activists and organizers worry the vulnerable population behind bars is in danger of a potential outbreak.
Sharing with the hashtag #NoPrisonPandemic, REFORM has introduced a safety plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons. Their plan calls for safer prisons resulting in safer communities. Titled ‘The Safer Plan’ the proposition includes medical care plans, releasing elderly inmates and alternatives to incarceration.
Viruses don’t respect borders or prison walls – they can spread everywhere. We need to stop the spread of #coronavirus in prisons before it spreads to our communities.
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) March 17, 2020
REFORM calls on supporters to sign a petition so states are forced to take action.
“Right now, hardly any states have plans to address this crisis. REFORM Alliance does. We have worked with medical experts and advocates from across the political spectrum to develop a set of common-sense recommendations and are standing by to help policymakers put the SAFER plan into action” states REFORM on their petition landing page.
Beyond his work out of the booth in the criminal justice system, Meek Mill recently made his acting debut in Charm City Kings.
The full plan of action can be read here.