It's already been a busy week for Meek Mill as he gears as much as launch his extremely anticipated Championships album on Friday. In addition to asserting his North American The Motivation Tour on Monday (Nov. 26), Mill additionally penned an op-ed in The New York Times calling for extreme adjustments to America's prison justice system.
A motorbike wheelie in New York City discovered the Philly rapper in violation of his probation within the eyes of Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced him to 2 to 4 years behind bars again in October 2017. After petitioning for his freedom, Meek was lastly granted bail by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court almost six months later, in April.
Since his launch, the Dreamchasers artist has made positive to make use of his platform as a voice for the unvoiced and assist shine a light-weight on the injustices he endured within the jail industrial advanced. "I do know I’m the exception to the rule -- a fortunate one. It’s clearer than ever disproportionate variety of women and men of colour are handled unfairly by a damaged prison justice system," he wrote.
The 31-year-old went on to make a number of suggestions that he believes could be useful for earlier offenders. "They ought to introduce laws that enables individuals on probation to earn a discount in probation time for good habits in order that whole swaths of individuals aren’t spending nearly all of their grownup lives on probation as I did," Meek continued.
Mill has determined to view his case in a distinct gentle, seeing himself as a vessel for change going ahead. "I'm selecting to see my scenario in a distinct gentle, to see that I’m extremely lucky. The next energy has put me able to assist repair this -- to assist clear up this persistent stain on our society," the Philadelphia native concluded his candid essay.
Read the Prisoners Need a New Set of Rights op-ed in full over at The New York Times. Watch a clip of Meek Mill talking on prison justice reform beneath.