It seems Meek Mill has truly made strides to become a quintessential citizen who fully understands and executes his civic duty. On Thursday (March 19), Mill’s criminal justice organization REFORM Alliance unveiled the S.A.F.E.R. Plan, a new policy recommendation on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus behind bars.
This organization is composed of major influencers such as Jay-Z, Michael Rubin (Philadelphia 76ers co-owner), Robert Kraft (New England Patriots owner), and many more. The REFORM Alliance has insisted that medical experts and justice advocates come up with a plan for how American prisons and supervision offices can prevent incarcerated individuals from contracting COVID-19, and the results are finally in.
The key proposals of the S.A.F.E.R. Plan are outlined in the acronym:
Suspend jail for technical violations, suspend probation office visits and payment of fines
Adopt smart alternatives to incarceration
Free medical visits and treatment, hand sanitizer, soap and protective gear
Extra precautions for guards and staff
Release elderly and vulnerable to home confinement.
Eight organizations — including Faith and Freedom Coalition, Justice Action Network, National Urban League, R Street Institute and more — co-endorsed the S.A.F.E.R. Plan with REFORM Alliance.
REFORM Alliance has persisted in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic further failing America’s prison system with an online petition that urges public officials to protect at-risk incarcerated individuals. “Of the 2.3 million incarcerated people in the U.S., roughly 165,000 are over the age of 55. Compared to the general population, people in jail and prison are more likely to have pre-existing health conditions,” the petition page reads.
Public figures like Meek Mill and Jay-Z have made it possible for the marginalized members of our society to have a voice. As a part of their overall initiative they have also launched a virtual guide for us to call our local governors and ask them to adopt the S.A.F.E.R. Plan.