By Nobetternina (@nobetternina)
Meek Mill has never been shy when it comes to using his voice to speak out on social justice issues, and has even joined criminal justice reform group REFORM Alliance as co-chair, who recently celebrated a victory in the state of Virginia.
In collaboration with Justice Forward VA, American Conservative Union and Faith and Freedom the REFORM Alliancehas successfully reduced the state of Virginia's probation population.
The new HB 2038 law, which will take effect on July 1st, will limit adult probation sentences to a maximum of one year for misdemeanors and five years for felonies. In order to prevent people from being incarcerated for certain probation violations, law HB 2038 will also create a certain system of certain sanctions for technical probation violations.
REFORM Alliance delegate Don Scott spoke on the victory saying that, "When people directly impacted by probation and our broken criminal justice system, like Meek Mill and others at the REFORM Alliance, get behind those of us fighting to make a difference on these issues, we can create substantive and meaningful change."
Prior to this new law, the state of Virginia was one of seven states in the United States with no probation restrictions.