MEEK MILL BRINGS CHANGE

Meek Mill's REFORM Alliance is one step closer to changing the probationary system in Pennsylvania. In April, his criminal justice reform group, as well as, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Van Jones, propsed a probation reform bill on Friday May 31. The bill, known as The Smart Probation & Parole Act, was introduced into legislature for consideration in the House Judiciary Committee. The bill would make the maximum sentence for probation two years for misdemeanors and five years for felony convictions. The bill would also standardize the credit received for completing programs, vocational training, and obtaining a diploma. It will also reduce the number of violations used against people to send them to jail.

In 2017, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the rapper to two years in prison following his NYC reckless endangerment arrest. After five months of detainment, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order to grant Meek Mill an early release on bail after several attempts to overturn his sentencing were denied by Brinkley.

 
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