According to reports, Jay-Z and Meek Mill, in conjunction with the REFORM Alliance scored a major victory in California with the passage of Assembly Bill 1950. The legislation will dramatically reshape California’s probation system. The new law will limit adult probation sentencing to one year for a misdemeanor, and two years for felony offenses.
One of REFORM’s founding members and Philadelphia 76ers part-owner, Michael Rubin, told reporters, This is exactly why we created REFORM — to change laws and create a smarter criminal justice system focused on rehabilitation and redemption all while keeping communities safe.” Rubin added, “We’re grateful for Governor Newsom and Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove’s commitment to making such meaningful change in California and we hope it sets a necessary precedent for state leaders across the country.”
In addition to Jay-Z, Meek Mill, and Michael Rubin, the REFORM Alliance was co-founded by Clara Wu Tsai, Michael Novogratz, Dan Loeb, Robert Smith, and Laura Arnold with Van Jones serving as the organization’s CEO.