rapper meek mill Paid bail for 20 women They can now spend their holidays at home, according to the REFORM Alliance, an organization he founded with Jay-Z in 2019.
The women were incarcerated at Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility, unable to afford bail. According to the REFORM Alliance Instagram post,
Five of the women were released on Saturday and another 15 are due to be released next week, the nonprofit said. Each woman will also receive a gift card “to purchase groceries and gifts for the holiday season.”
Meek Mill said the donation was based on his own personal experience with the criminal justice system.
“Being away from my son while on vacation while I was incarcerated was devastating for me, so I understand what these women and their families are going through,” the rapper said. Another Instagram post from the REFORM Alliance.
“A vacation can be a very difficult time for families affected by the criminal justice system,” Meek Mill continued. No, and if we can do anything, children should not be with their parents at this time.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help these women stay with their families and loved ones during this special time.”
Meek Mill Launched REFORM Alliance in 2019 With executives from other sports and business leaders. The organization “seeks to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create a true pathway to work and well-being.” According to its website.
The Philadelphia native has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform. After an explosive social media movement called #FreeMeekMill began, He was sentenced to two to four years in prison in 2017. for a parole violation. He was released after spending five months in prison for the violation.
As of November 2022, there were a total of 4,546 people in prison in Philadelphia. According to Philadelphia government data. About 6.4% of that group are women.