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OUR MISSION
The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole. To win, we will leverage our considerable resources to change laws, policies, hearts and minds.
OUR GOAL
Today the U.S. criminal justice system controls the lives of 6.6 million human beings – by either imprisoning them or keeping them stuck in the revolving door of probation and parole. That’s a ridiculous number – much, much larger than any country on Earth.
Our goal is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system. We will do this by changing the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustice. Key to our strategy is changing hearts and minds to support real change.
We are building an alliance of influential leaders in business, government, entertainment, sports, and culture to use our shared resources, energy, and platforms for massive impact. Our initial focus will be disabling the revolving door of probation and parole.

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ABOUT.
At REFORM, we #FightDifferent. Our collective disgust with the current state of the American criminal justice system is creating a powerful, growing alliance that spans different backgrounds, industries and political beliefs. We are bringing together leaders in business, government, entertainment, sports, technology, art, and culture to give voice to the voiceless. We won’t stop until we’ve changed the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate the horrific injustice we’re seeing in America.
The Alliance started with the unjust re-imprisonment of recording artist Meek Mill due to minor technical probation violations. The shocking two-to-four year sentence Meek received in November 2017 spurred the international #FreeMeek movement, which led to his release on bail in April 2018. Although Meek had the resources and public platform to fight his case, he and the other founders recognized Meek’s case is only one of millions – and that the vast majority of people trapped in the system don’t have the resources to fight back. After Meek’s release, we joined forces and committed to changing mass supervision laws (probation and parole policies) that will have the greatest impact on the largest number of people.
FOUNDING PARTNERS
Meek Mill
MEEK MILL
Co-Chair
Michael Rubin
MICHAEL RUBIN
Co-Chair
Van Jones
VAN JONES
CEO of REFORM
Jay z
SHAWN “JAY-Z” CARTER
Robert Kraft
ROBERT KRAFT
Daniel Loeb
DANIEL LOEB
Michael Novogratz
MICHAEL NOVOGRATZ
Robert Smith
ROBERT SMITH
LAURA ARNOLD
Clara Wu  Tsai
CLARA WU TSAI
BY THE NUMBERS
6.6M
PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES
Bureau of Justice Statistics
4.5M
OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY ON PAROLE OR PROBATION MANY FOR WELL BEYOND A REASONABLE TERM
Bureau of Justice Statistics
80B
IS THE AMOUNT SPENT ON CORRECTIONS ANNUALLY – FAR MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
Prison Policy Initiative
6.6M
PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES
Bureau of Justice Statistics
4.5M
OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY ON PAROLE OR PROBATION MANY FOR WELL BEYOND A REASONABLE TERM
Bureau of Justice Statistics
80B
IS THE AMOUNT SPENT ON CORRECTIONS ANNUALLY – FAR MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
Prison Policy Initiative
MEEK MILL.
Meek has been an unfortunate witness to and victim of a profoundly broken system that is marred by vast racial disparities. He has experienced firsthand the devastating and long-lasting effects of a single interaction with the criminal justice system that unfairly punishes low-income individuals and communities of color. As a result of his unjust treatment, Meek is committed to fighting for systemic reform to prevent millions of others from falling into a broken system and suffering a similar fate.
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