Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z, along with donors from the sports, entertainment and business worlds, recently announced the Reform Alliance – an organization that seeks to change criminal justice laws and public opinion. Using approximately $50 million, the Reform Alliance will tackle the injustices in the parole and probation systems while also keeping communities safe.
In addition to the big name founding partners, the CEO of Reform Alliance will be Van Jones – CNN Host, Dream Corp Founder (or activist), and Art For Justice grantee.
“This is not us going against the system, this is us trying to fix the system,” Mill said.
Mill, who was formerly incarcerated and is currently on probation, reflected on his experience in an interview with Lester Holt. He noted that he had the support of a variety of celebrities, but now he wants to fight for people who do not have the same voices behind them.
“My situation was a spark. And we’re doing what we need to do to make change. Reform should be the way we speak for all, no matter the color, no matter where you come from, or who you are.”