Criminal justice reform group gets bill passed in California to improve state’s probation system

REFORM Alliance, the criminal justice reform organization co-founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, rapper Meek Mill, entrepreneur Michael Rubin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft among others, just passed its first significant reform law in the U.S., which dramatically changes California’s probation system. AB 1950, signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week, will limit adult probation sentences to a maximum of one year for misdemeanor offenses and two years for felony offenses.