The release does not reduce the seriousness of the offense or promote disrespect for the law.Also, the release of a prisoner would not be believed to jeopardize public wellbeing or the person would not be released from prison early.His essay continues, “The specifics of Meek’s case inspired me to write this.
Moving away from the alleged misconduct of the young rapper’s judge, JAY-Z penned a broader essay, writing, “What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of Black people every day.
I saw this up close when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s and 1980s.
A protest ensued in support of Meek Mill from the Philadelphia courthouse.
Robert Williams incited JAY-Z, the head of Meek Mill’s management company, Roc Nation, to pen an essay in The New York Times about the connection between his artist’s experience with the justice system and other Black Americans’ experience with the justice system.
The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction—with the goal of putting them back in prison.
As of 2015, one-third of the 4.65 million Americans who were on some form of parole or probation were Black.
This was an increase of nine - hundred new inmates a week.
This increase in prisoners made parole even more important and necessary.
During the parole period the parolee is required to report to prison authorities or to a parole agent or parole officer to whose custody he or she was assigned when released.
If a parolee is in violation of parole he or she is likely to be apprehended and returned to prison to serve out the maximum prison sentence. The idea of parole first came about at the National Congress of Penitentiary and Reformatory Discipline in 1870.