More than A Hustle

March 25, 2019

BY Minyetta Nelson

Worldwide -

Ever since Meek Mill was granted bail in April last year after serving 5 months for a minor probation violation stemming from a crime he committed over a decade ago, he has made it his personal mission to be an advocate for prison reform. On Wednesday in New York City, the Championships rapper, together with Jay-Z, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, social activist and CNN host Van Jones among others launched the Reform Alliance, a criminal justice organization aiming at reducing “the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole.” The organization, which confirmed Van Jones as its CEO, has pledged $50 million to the cause with the hopes of freeing one million inmates over the next five years, according to NBC Philadelphia.