Rapper Meek Mill gets emotional as Pennsylvania passes laws to overhaul probation system

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Meek Mill gets emotional as Pa. passes probation reform laws
Meek Mill gets emotional as Pennsylvania passes landmark probation reform laws

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia native and rapper Meek Mill joined Governor Josh Shapiro at Independence Mall Friday where three bills were signed into law.

They aim for criminal justice reform, with one bill focused on shortened probation terms in Pennsylvania.

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This will impact more than 100,000 people who are currently on probation across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Meek Mill advocated for this change. He says he first experienced probation as a child, which forced him in and out of the system.

The 'Probation Reform Law' passed with bipartisan support.

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The two other pieces of legislation signed Friday included the 'Clean Slate Law,' which seals records for some non-violent offenders.

The so-called 'Dignity Bill' addresses the needs of women in prison.