City Council passes two referendum questions, laud Meek Mill

City Council passes two referendum questions, laud Meek Mill

One week after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) visited City Council to offer his budget address, the body received another well-known Philadelphian. Rapper Robert “Meek Mill” Williams attended the weekly session, as council gave him a proclamation of “Meek Mill Weekend”.

Meek Mill has been a focal point of cultural and political conversation in the state. While the Philadelphia Eagles and fans celebrated the Super Bowl last year with his song “Dreams and Nightmares”, Mill sat in prison after a local judge jailed him for a parole violation. His release on bail in April drew national attention, and he has since become a powerful voice for criminal justice reform.

Thursday, March 14, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes for Pennsylvania to join other states in reforming probation guidelines

Bipartisan group of lawmakers pushes for Pennsylvania to join other states in reforming probation guidelines

Mirroring bipartisan efforts in over 30 other states, lawmakers from both parties unveiled a bill aimed at reducing the number of Pennsylvanians on probation Monday at the state Capitol.

Senate Bill 14 would standardize guidelines issued to county probation officers as to what constitutes a technical parole violation. It would also aim to curb those technical violations, cap the total length of probation ordered for a defendant and allow termination of parole for those who demonstrate good behavior.
Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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