On Monday (January 4), three new legal guidelines had been handed that will considerably reshape the US state’s probation and parole system.
Legal guidelines SB 1048, SB 1050 and SB 1051 will cut back grownup felony probation sentences in Michigan from 5 years to 3 years, stop infinite extensions on misdemeanour and felony probation phrases, restrict jail sanctions for technical probation violations and require parole supervision phrases to be tailor-made to an individual’s particular person dangers and wishes.
Now that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed the payments into legislation, Michigan, who had the sixth highest charge of probation supervision within the US, is on tempo to lower its total caseloads by 8.4%.
Meek Mill and Jay-Z teamed up with New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers companion Michael Rubin, Brooklyn Nets companion Clara Wu Tsai and extra to launch REFORM Alliance in January 2019.
(L-R) Robert Kraft, Jay-Z and Michael Rubin. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/Getty Pictures
“It’s encouraging to observe bipartisan leaders from completely different states acknowledge the necessity for honest and rational laws centered on creating second possibilities for these within the prison justice system,” Rubin mentioned in a press assertion. “We’re extremely grateful for Governor Whitmer for signing these payments into legislation and for the coalition of teams that supported us all through this course of. This can be a super victory for REFORM and a robust approach to begin 2021.”
REFORM CEO Van Jones added: “This bipartisan laws will carry significant change and alternative to hundreds of people and households throughout the state of Michigan. We thank Governor Whitmer for her fearless dedication and management to bolstering her state’s prison justice system in a good and balanced manner. We look ahead to persevering with to work together with her on impactful reform measures sooner or later.”
In December, Meek Mill and Rubin began a $2 million scholarship fund to offer monetary aid for underprivileged youngsters of their hometown of Philadelphia.
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