Sport Robert Kraft Calls Meek Mill "A Great Guy" After Visiting Him In Prison

03:35  11 april  2018
03:35  11 april  2018 Source:   deadspin.com

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Before the Houston Rockets play the Boston Celtics tomorrow night on TNT, James Harden made a visit at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania to say what up to Meek Mill . The Beard had some news after his visit too

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft, of all people, and 76ers owner Michael Rubin visited Meek Mill in Pennsylvania prison today, where the Philly rapper is currently serving time for a probation violation. Kraft talked to the media afterward and—if you adjust your standards for his wealth, age, and race— actually made a coherent point about mass incarceration.

“He’s an amazing young man,” Kraft told reporters. “I know how I’d feel if I were in the situation he is.”

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Al Sharpton arrives to visit with Rapper Meek Mill at the state correctional institution on Nov. 27, 2017 in Chester, Pa.Matt Rourke / AP. Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton went to a Pennsylvania prison to meet with rapper Meek Mill

While Meek Mill ‘s chances of getting out of prison have gotten better recently, as of now he’s still trapped behind bars. According to TMZ, Meek was recently given a surprise visit by two rising stars from the Philadelphia 76ers: rookies Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons.

Kraft proceeded to call Meek “very intelligent” a couple of times, and said that he’d gotten to know the rapper through Rubin, who’s publicly supported Meek in the past. (Kraft and Meek were also spotted hanging in Miami last summer.) Meek is currently serving a two-to-four year in prison sentence, which began in November 2017, for violating a probation that began nearly 10 years ago.

“It’s just sad,” Kraft said. “This guy is a great guy and shouldn’t be here.”

It’s not just famous rappers who get stuck in jail under these conditions, though. According to The Atlantic, 50 percent of Philadelphia’s pretrial jail population is held without bail for violating their parole or probation. And nationwide, the number of people incarcerated for minor parole violations is at least 60,000.

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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