Meek Mill And Van Jones Help Introduce Bipartisan Probation Reform Bill

Complex has reported that Meek Mill and Van Jones helped to introduce a bipartisan probation reform bill on Tuesday (April 2nd). According to the site, the proposed legislation intends to prevent parolees and probationers from getting stuck inside of the criminal justice system by reducing probationary periods, establishing incentives for good behavior and minimizing restrictions for technical probation violations. Parolees would also not be re-incarcerated for violations like marijuna use, association with convicted criminals, or traveling outside their jurisdiction — “unless it can be proven they were trying to escape supervision.” 

Meek said about the reform bill, “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. I’ve lost too much time away from my son, my family, my friends and fans in Philly because of outdated probation laws, so I want to make sure people don’t have go through what I did.”