Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill is living a little easier and headache-free despite being behind bars. New reports claim the Philadelphia native has been taken out of solitary confinement and moved into general population.
According to reports, Meek’s been transferred to State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania and now has his own cell.
Meek can now hit up the yard in the morning or afternoon. He can ball out on the court or go for a jog. Should he fancy himself with a book, he can read it at the on-site library or in his cell. Gym time will depend on which job he ends up taking … which, by the way, pays 19 cents an hour. (TMZ)
Yesterday, buzz developed over Meek getting another hearing and chance to see Judge Genece Brinkley face-to-face.
Eleven days after Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley sent the 30-year-old hip-hop star to prison for two to four years for violating his probation in a 2008 drug and gun case, the judge has set Nov. 27 for a hearing on a motion by his legal team to allow him to be freed on bail pending appeal. Brinkley’s scheduling of a hearing came several hours after Mill’s lawyers filed the bail motion and was the first public response from the judge since her prison sentence ignited a national wave of protests and demands the Mill be set free. (Philly.com)
Recently, Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina suggested Judge Brinkley had a personal vengeance against his client which resulted in the punishment.
“When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation — which is one of the most important management companies in the world — and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she’s doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest,” said Tacopina. (Billboard)
Meek’s legal crunch has sparked multiple public statements from music mogul JAY-Z including a New York Times op-ed article.
“In Pennsylvania, hundreds of thousands of people are on probation or parole. About half of the people in city jails in Philadelphia are there for probation or parole violations. We could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly. And that’s what we need to fight for in Philadelphia and across the country. The racial-justice organization Color of Change is working with people in Philadelphia to pressure the courts there and make that vision a reality. Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.” (New York Times)