NY criminal justice reform bill to be named after Michael K. Williams

NY criminal justice reform bill to be named after Michael K. Williams


Michael K. Williams’ legacy may live on forever in his hometown of New York — thanks to a new criminal justice reform bill.

Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn (D-Brooklyn) is working on legislation aimed at curbing the state’s incarceration rates in honor of the late actor, who grew up in her district.

“The Michael K. Williams bill will serve to reduce mass incarceration, which disproportionately hurts people of color and costs tax payers millions of dollars,” Hermelyn told The Post in a statement.

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The five-time Emmy nominee, who died Monday at 54, used his fame as a platform to speak out about prison reform, including as the American Civil Liberties Union’s “ambassador for ending mass incarceration.”

“This was Michael’s mission, and in New York State, we can and must do better,” Hermelyn said. “We will keep our communities safe and reduce racist policies that have led to America’s for-profit criminal justice system.”

Hermelyn, the Brooklyn Democratic Party chair,

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