REFORM Alliance, the criminal justice reform group co-founded by Jay-Z and Meek Mill had something big to celebrate on Wednesday (Sept. 30) when California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1950, a bill that will limit adult probation sentence maximums to one year for misdemeanors and two years for felonies.
"MAJOR REFORM VICTORY!" the organization announced on Twitter. "This bill will help put hundreds of thousands of Californians on probation in positions to succeed and exit the criminal justice system for good." The signing was a major win for the organization and came on the same day that Newsom signed a number of other police and criminal justice reforms, including a ban on police using carotid restraint chokeholds during arrests and a smoother path for the attorney general to independently investigate officer-involved shootings of unarmed individuals that result in death.