Washington, District of Columbia 2021-06-10 10:25:29 –
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a probation reform bill on Thursday with the help of rapper Meek Mill.
Northam said the disproportionate effects of mass imprisonment on people of color and the harm of “technical breaches” such as absenteeism would send probationers back to prison.
“Justice must be fair, fair must be fair, and punishment must deal with crime,” the governor said.
Born in Robert Williams, Meek Mill talked about his commitment to modify his freedom-restricting system. Long after he was released from prison, he traveled from New York to New Jersey for 10 minutes and was unable to pick up his daughter from school, he said.
Northam ceremonially signed House Bill 2038, which “limits the amount of aggressive imprisonment a court can impose as a result of a probation breach revocation trial.” Under the law, probation must be limited to five years after someone is released from imprisonment. Go here to see the full text of the bill..
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