Entertainment Meek Mill Tells Lester Holt He Always Thought His Probation Would Bring Him Back to Prison

03:30  13 april  2018
03:30  13 april  2018 Source:   billboard.com

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TONIGHT on @NBCNightlyNews: "It was always a thought in the back of my mind that ten years of probation would bring me back to prison ." . Meek Mill Lester Holt CELEBRITY JUSTICE ™ Crime Crime & Arrests Music.

“Now he ’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life. For about a decade, he ’s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside.” “What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system

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Meek Mill has been involved in a lengthy court battle after being imprisoned for violation of probation late last year. On Thursday (April 12), NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt will air the rapper’s latest interview -- conducted via phone call -- in which he discusses how his arrest on drug and weapon charges a decade ago has impacted his life. 

"Can you believe that 10 years in, 10 years on probation that you are still in the clutches of the criminal justice system because of this one arrest?" asked Lester Holt in a clip of the interview.

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{{:: 'cloud_flare_ always _on_short_message' | i18n }} Check @genius for updates. News broke yesterday that Philly rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating the terms of his probation , which stem from drug and weapons charges in 2008.

Meek Mill In Prison : The Reasons He Shouldn’t Be Locked Up According To Van Jones. Wendy added that in the “judge’s defense, Meek violated his probation ” and that the judge was on his side prior to his violation.

a man posing for a picture: Meek Mill © Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic Meek Mill While Mill -- born Robert Rihmeek Williams -- says he didn’t initially believe he would be on probation for so long, he admitted that the length of probation was a sign that he would likely return to prison.

"It was always a thought in the back of my mind that 10 years of probation would bring me back to prison because a technical violation is police contact," he said. 

Mill went on to clarify his situation and explain how the law was not in his favor.

“You don’t have to be charged with a crime, you don’t have to be found guilty of a crime, you can be sentenced to what you were sentenced for, like what I was facing,” he told Holt.

Despite his conviction, Mill has remained active. Earlier this week, he shared a video for his 2017 track "1942 Flows." The most recent update to Mill's case involves a motion to the Supreme Court for his release on bail.


The irony of Robert Kraft visiting Meek Mill in prison (opinion) .
Robert Kraft said we need criminal justice reform, Issac bailey writes, but it doesn't mean much as long as the New England Patriots owner refuses to use his status to speak on behalf of Colin Kaepernick, who has been peacefully protesting for the same reform.Kraft said the right things while discussing Mill's predicament, but it's odd to see him come to the defense of a rapper he can do little for while refusing to use his status to speak on behalf of someone he can help: Colin Kaepernick.

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