Meek Mill, Jay-Z

Rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill have joined forces to help fight for criminal justice reform. The news comes months after Jay-Z urged Meek to cancel a planned visit to the White House to meet with President Trump to discuss prison reform.

The A-list rappers created the REFORM alliance, an organization to help fight for prison reform, according to UPI.

To help support their efforts, Jay-Z and Meek have teamed up with financial heavy hitters including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Brooklyn Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, among others.

Meek spoke out on prison reform after he was sentenced to serve 2-4 years in Nov. 2017 for violating his probation stemming from an old gun and drug charge in 2008.

He was released from prison in April 2018, thanks to the efforts of Robert Kraft, Jay-Z and Philadelphia politicians who say he was unfairly incarcerated by Judge Genece Brinkley.

“Creating the REFORM Alliance is one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life,” Meek said in a statement. “If you thought my case was unfair, there are millions of others dealing with worse situations and caught up in the system without committing crimes.”

He continued; “With this alliance, we want to change outdated laws, give people hope and reform a system that’s stacked against us.”

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