The new laws SB 1048, SB 1050, and SB 1051 will not only improve the justice system but will completely reshape the parole and probation system in the state of Michigan.
Supported by Meek Mill, HOV, and the whole REFORM Alliance, the new laws will reduce the adult felony probation sentences in Michigan from five years to three years. Another big change will be the parole supervision terms, which will be crafted individually for each person’s needs and risks.
Last, but not least, the laws will prevent endless extensions on misdemeanor and felony probation terms, limit jail sanctions for technical probation violations.
MAJOR REFORM VICTORY! Michigan passed three transformative probation & parole reforms that will help thousands of people succeed!
THANK YOU @GovWhitmer for signing these laws, and thank you to all our partners and supporters for pushing for REFORM!
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) January 5, 2021
The REFORM Alliance was created in 2019 by Meek Mill, Jay-Z, Michael Rubin, Robert Kraft, Clara Wu Tsai, and more.
“We thank Governor Whitmer for her fearless commitment and leadership to bolstering her state’s criminal justice system in a fair and balanced way. We look forward to continuing to work with her on impactful reform measures in the future.” REFORM Alliance CEO Van Jones said in a press release.