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Meek Mill: Prisoners Need a New Set of Rights


“Like many who are now incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. I got lucky, but because of dysfunctional, discriminatory rules, most don’t.”

On Monday, November 26th, The New York Times shared an Op-Ed by Meek Mill on the urgent need to reform the criminal justice system. In the piece and accompanying video, Meek discusses the rights afforded to us by the criminal justice system and questions if they are really protecting us. Meek uses the details of his own experiences to further illuminate rampant racial disparities when it comes to arrests, convictions, probation, the bail system and recidivism, for starters. His encounters with injustice have fueled his commitment to the fight against mass incarceration and he is using his platform to promote and enact change.

Watch the video and read the Op-Ed below.