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Since Meek Mill was released from prison last year, he has been working hard to improve the justice system in our country.
This week, Meek and Reform chairs, Van Jones and Michael Rubin introduced a new bill to prevent those on probation or parole from being subjected to the criminal justice system due to strict regulations. The bill will hopefully reduce probationary periods create in centavos for good behavior, and minimize restrictions for technical probation violations, similar to Meek’s probation violation in 2017 that cause him to be incarcerated again.
The new set of probationary guidelines will prevent those on probation and parole from being reincarnated for violations like marijuana use, association with convicted criminals and traveling outside of their jurisdiction.
“This proposed bill is the first step in changing the criminal justice system and it’s only right we start in my home state,” Meek said during the press conference on Tuesday. “I’ve lost too much time away from my son, my family, my friends and fans in Philly because of outdates probation laws, so I want to make sure people don’t have to go through what I did.”
Pennsylvania currently has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S. and the second-highest percentage of people on probation and parole.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The Shaderoom