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    Meek Mill Urges New York To Pass Parole Reform

    Meek Mill Calls Out New York Legislators

    Meek Mill wastes no time addressing criminal justice issues. He is committed to update archaic parole practices that disproportionately disadvantage minorities.

    Meek took to Twitter to demonstrate support for parole reform in New York.

    “I am calling on NYS Legislature to pass the Less is More Act before they leave town next week!” Mill tweeted. “We need meaningful parole reform in NYS now!”

    He tagged New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl E. Heastie in the post.

    Thousands Affect by Current Legislation 

    According to, a website supporting the bill, around 35,000 people in New York State are under parole supervision. They can face reincarceration for minor violations, which disrupts their reintegration into society. This not only affects individuals and families without improving public safety, but also increases the prison and jail populations, wasting taxpayer money.

    What Is LessIsMoreNY?

    The website supports the parole legislation and highlights how it leads to increased prison and jail populations, resulting in a waste of taxpayer money. Meek Mill, who has personal experience with incarceration, has been actively advocating for criminal justice reform.

    Fixing New York’s Parole Problem 

    Unfortunately, New York imprisons more people for non-criminal technical violations of parole than any state. These offenses include missing an appointment with a parole officer, being late for curfew or testing positive for alcohol or other drugs, the site reports.

    The bill will result in parole practices. In fact, the current bill would restrict the use of incarceration for technical violations. It would improve due process, provide speedy hearings and provide earned time credits for people under community supervision.

    Meek, Political Leaders’ Advocacy for The Bill 

    The Less is More bill, which is officially titled Senate Bill S1144, is supported by over 275 community and advocacy groups across the state of New York. Several Democratic members of congress also support passage of the bill. The bill is sponsored by Democratic Senator Brian A. Benjamin.

    Big ups to Meek for using his platform to offer relief to minorities entangled in the criminal justice system.


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