Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Rapper Meek Mill freed from USA jail after months-long campaign

Meek Mill Meek Mill. Source Instagram
Diane Mills | 26 April, 2018, 12:50

The rapper described his last five months in prison as "a nightmare" and said numerous "prayers visits, calls, letters, and rallies" helped him stay "positive".

Meek Mill celebrated his release on Twitter, and he promised the city that he'd commit to justice for other people of color caught up in the criminal justice system.

Mill's lawyers say he never should have been jailed.

Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin sits down with CBS3 to discuss Meek Mill's release from prison.

His imprisonment "focused attention on probation and parole practices nationally and in Pennsylvania", according to the report , which added the state "serves as a good example of how high rates of probation and parole can go hand-in-hand with, and contribute to, high incarceration rates". I look forward to working with a newly freed Meek Mill on the urgent cause of criminal justice reform.

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart was filmed visiting Meek Mill in prison on Tuesday.

Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday, and more than a few stars have been celebrating.

Rubin called in a helicopter, which picked Mill up outside the state prison in Chester, Pennsylvania, and delivered him to a black Chevrolet, which shuttled the group to Wells Fargo Center.

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A spokesman for District Attorney Larry Krasner said late Tuesday that the Supreme Court's decision on Meek Mill's release was consistent with the position taken by their office.

But not long after he got that W, Mill was dealt the much more severe L when he was sentenced to prison.

He said the men counting on him are "going through the same thing I'm going through".

"I think he came out and we gave a hug so big I thought we were going to crack one of each other's ribs and I looked at him and I said, 'Sixers game?' And he said, 'Let's go we're winning this game, we're closing out today baby'". "He's gotta get a shower, and we gotta go win this game", Rubin told a group of reporters in the parking lot after the vehicle pulled up about 45 minutes before tipoff.

As we previously reported, on Tuesday, the 30-year-old rapper was released from prison after serving nearly five months behind bars for violating probation. "You could tell he was trying to hold on", Embiid said after scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds in Philadelphia's win.

The district attorney, Larry Krasner, who was elected past year on a platform of criminal justice reform, told NBC News this month that allegations of faulty police work have changed how prosecutors see Mill's case and others.

Hart talked trash, wandered onto the edge of the court to rile up fans and palled around with Mill as the young and getting it Sixers proved they just might be the team to beat in the East.

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