Jay Z And Meek Mill Pair Up With Friends To Tackle The Issue Of Prison Reform Under $50 Million Campaign!
Brooklyn Pioneer #JayZ and Philadelphia native #MeekMill have been putting their feet to the pavement this past year as they strive for criminal justice prison reform.
According to #CBSNews Jay and Meek have paired up with other high profile supporters such as Philadelphia co-owner Michael Ruben and New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft; to launch a campaign with the initiative of inflicting a positive change within the criminal justice system. Sources have indicated that approximately 4.5 million people within the United States are currently on parole. "I'm from Marcy Projects, I'm from Brooklyn, and this has been a part of my life. If someone commits a crime, they should go to jail. But these things are just disproportionate and the whole world knows it, “ states Jay Z. Together these men have forwarded a $50 million pledge towards towards prison reform
Meek has endured the ugly truth of the criminal justice system for a large portion of his life. "I’ve been on probation since the age of 18. I'm 31 years old,” he states.
Sources have indidcates that both Ruben and Kraft were extremely helpful with Meek’s most recent cases. “ "People always say to me how lucky Meek is to have me as his friend. I look at it exactly the opposite. I couldn't be more fortunate to have Meek as one of my closest friend because he's taught me so much about the world I didn't understand at all, “ states Rubin in a forwarded statement.