Advocates push for legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s probation system
A group of community organizations has sent a joint letter of support to lawmakers in Harrisburg, urging the passage of legislation which would make changes to Pennsylvania’s probation system. Senate bill 838 passed the state Senate 45-4 and was unanimously advanced by the House Judiciary Committee in June. It would require courts to hold probation […]
An Open Letter to Meek Mill: Pa. needs real probation reform | Opinion
We need real probation reform. The bill now before the General Assembly isn't it.
Meek Mill and Michael Rubin highlight another example of criminal injustice
“Situations like this keep me grounded and focused on my mission for reform that I dedicated myself to two years ago," Mill said.
CNN’s Van Jones on what unifies America: ‘We have to fix the probation system’
On Tuesday, the CNN host joined with more than 100 activists affiliated with REFORM and the D.C.-based Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in the Capitol to explain how the probation system is broken and call on lawmakers to fix it.
Meek Mill, Van Jones back Pennsylvania lawmakers’ push to reform parole and probation
A bipartisan coalition of activists and lawmakers gathered Tuesday to make the case.
Wolf, in D.C. for governors’ meeting, says Philly rapper Meek Mill’s case exposes criminal justice flaws
“This is the holy grail of politics,” Wolf said Saturday. “You can bring extreme right and extreme left together because it’s not only fair, it’s smart and it actually gets people back into the economy.”