Jigga, Meek and Rubin will unveil their criminal justice reform coalition in a presser next Wednesday.
Meek Mill, Michael Rubin, Jay-Z have united to form an alliance with the primary goal of improving the odds in their cumulative criminal justice reform efforts. The organization (and its name) will be unveiled next week (January 23rd) in a joint press conference will be led by the three-person coalition of Meek, Rubin, Jay-Z, and a supporting cast of Robert Kraft, Daniel Loeb, Michael E. Novogratz, Robert F. Smith, and Clara Wu Tsai.
Jay-Z's efforts in steering Meek Mill down the "righteous" path of criminal justice reform have been widely publicized. Before Meek was granted his premature release from prison, Jay-Z penned a New York Times editorial in support of Meek, but also in summation of the problems at play.
"On the surface, this may look like the story of yet another criminal rapper who didn't smarten up and is back where he started," Jay-Z wrote in the op-ed piece. "But consider this: Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life."
Meek Mill is believed to have played a meaningful part in garnering the public's attention in the push for Cyntoia Brown's clemency. As reported, Brown was granted her release from prison (in a few month's time) after months of deliberation. Brown was initially found guilty of killing a man who was in some way involved in her longtime captivity. Keep it locked for next Wednesday's press conference.