The Jay-Z and Meek Mill backed Reform Alliance celebrated a major victory in California earlier this week. On September 30, the nonprofit announced that the state of California passed AB-1950. Under this new legislation, the state will limit adult probation sentence maximums to one year for misdemeanors and two years for felonies.
“This bill will help put hundreds of thousands of Californians on probation in positions to succeed and exit the criminal justice system for good,” the organization wrote on social media.
“Americans across the country took to the streets this summer rightfully demanding more and better of our criminal justice system–and of ourselves. We heard those calls for action loud and clear and today are advancing reforms to improve policing practices,” California Governor Gavin Newsom added.
This week, California lawmakers state passed a number of important pieces of legislature pertaining the police brutality and prison reform. Also, the state passed AB-3121, a bill that will build a task force to study and develop plans for reparations.
“Given recent national events, it is all the more important to learn from the mistakes of the past and to ensure that such an assault on freedom will never again happen to any community in the United States,” the resolution states.