JAY-Z and Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance claim victory as California’s new probation law

A group led by Van Jones, CEO of JAY-Z and Meek Mill’s criminal justice reform organization REFORM Alliance-, celebrated their first major legislative victory tonight as California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1950 into law. The new law, which was put forward in a campaign led by REFORM, would limit the sentence of adult probation to a maximum of one year for misdemeanors and two years for felony.

Police and criminal justice reform was one of several bill signed today by the government in response to reports from CBS News. He additionally signed a bill banning police officers’ use of Choksi during arrest and another so that the state’s attorney general could independently investigate police shootings.

“Americans across the country took to the streets this summer seeking to improve their criminal justice system,” Newsom said in a statement. “Still, we can and should do more. My administration, working with our youth, faith and community leaders, law enforcement, the legislature and countless others who are calling for change, is our criminal and juvenile justice Committed to doing important work to make the system safe and secure for all Californians. ”

“I would like to thank Governor Newsom for his leadership in signing AB 1950, the most transformative probation bill ever in this country,” JAY-Z said in a statement. “This is the first step that I hope will introduce a wave of much needed change across the country.”

Van Jones said, “By signing AB 1950 into law, Governor Newsom has carried forward his legacy as a champion.” “In a year that has been so challenging and difficult, this improvement marks a bright spot that will lead to better outcomes for individuals and families across California. I cannot thank the Governor enough for supporting this law. I look forward to working with him to make this measure stronger and more meaningful in the coming year. ”

The REFORM Alliance participated as a response to Meek Mill’s re-incarceration in November 2017 for a probation violation. Meek became a spokesman for the prison and criminal justice reform and Amazon’s documentary series Free make Made a case for probation reform. Other founders of the organization include Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and radical executive chairman Michael Rubin, Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Brooklyn Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, Third Point LLC Daniel S. Loeb, Michael, founder of Galaxy Digital. E. Novogratz, and Robert F., founder of Vista Equity Partners. Smith.

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