Michigan Passes Prison Reform Laws Supported by Jay-Z and Meek Mill’s’s REFORM Alliance

Michigan has made a historic movement in prison reform as new laws have been passed to reshape the state’s probation and parole system.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed three bills into laws which were advocated by Meek Mill and JAY-Z’s REFORM Alliance.

The new laws reduce adult felony probation from five to three years, prevent endless extensions on misdemeanor and felony probation terms, limit jail sanctions for technical probation violations, and require parole supervision terms to be tailored to a person’s individualized risks and needs.

Michigan had the sixth-highest probation supervision in the country and is now on pace to reduce its caseload by 8.4 percent. The REFORM Alliance consists of Meek Mill, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers partner Michael Rubin, JAY-Z, Brooklyn Nets partner Clara Wu Tsai.

Do you think more states will follow in Michigan’s lead? With JAY-Z and Meek Mill securing this win in Michigan with the REFORM Alliance, do you think they will be able to change prison reform on the national level?