Meek Mill has been on a mission since serving 5 months for a minor probation violation stemming from a crime he committed over a decade ago, he’s become an aggressive advocate for prison reform.
He, Jay Z and several others launched the Reform Alliance, a criminal justice organization aiming at reducing “the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole” last month.
Others joining Meek Mill in the effort, the Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, social activist and TV host Van Jones among others are on board with the effort – with Jones serving as the organization’s CEO.
The organization has pledged $50 million to the cause with the goal of freeing one million inmates over the next five years.
(Source: NBC Philadelphia)