Meek Mill and Van Jones continue to campaign for criminal justice reform.
Meek Mill's been fighting to create change within the criminal justice system ever since his release from prison last year. Meek's been plagued with probation for the entirety of his adult life. While he emerged out of prison being championed as a political prison, he used the attention to work with the state of Pensylvania to try and change the way the probation and parole system works. Earlier today, he and Van Jones introduced House Bill 1925 which has bipartisan support.
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Meek Mill was joined by REFORM Alliance co-chairs Van Jones and Michael Rubin, in addition to state representatives Jordan Harris and Sheryl Delozier to introduce House Bill 1925.
The bill which Meek announced is meant to keep parolees and probationers from returning to prison and being kept inside of the system with things such as reducing probationary periods, rewarding good behavior, and overall, minimizing the way technical violations could lead individuals back in the system.
"This proposed bill is the first step in changing the criminal justice system and it’s only right that we start in my home state,” Meek said. "I’ve lost too much time away from my son, my family, my friends and fans in Philly because of outdated probation laws, so I want to make sure people don’t have go through what I did."