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Jay-Z and Meek Mill Launch ‘Reform Alliance’ Criminal Justice Initiative [PHOTOS]

01/25/2019 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff

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Jay-Z and Meek Mill have partnered with NFL Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, and others to launch a new criminal justice initiative called Reform Alliance. The program lobbies to change probation and parole laws that affect some 6.7 million people that either incarcerated or under authoritative supervision.

Jay and Meek announced their Reform Alliance initiative yesterday (Jan. 23) inside New York City’s John Jay College.

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When asked about the motive behind his new criminal justice agenda, the Philly-bred rapper told Page Six, “There are [millions] who never had a voice, and lost everything they had, because of the things that we are facing now and things we are trying to address.”

According to Page Six, Reform Alliance is aiming to free one million people or more over the next five years.

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