Reverend Al Sharpton Visits Meek Mill In Prison (Video)
As promised, Reverend Al Sharpton paid Meek Mill a visit.
On Monday, Reverend Al Sharpton visited Meek Mill at Chester State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, who was sentenced to two to four years behind bars earlier this month for violating his probation. Sharpton believes Meek has been treated unfairly, and is hoping to bring awareness to the injustices in the judicial system.
Following a two hour visit with the “Whatever You Need” rapper, alongside Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, Sharpton explained to reporters what sparked him to meet with Meek, “I came because I feel that Meek represents thousands of people in Pennsylvania and tens of thousands around the country that have been victimized by an abusive probationary and parole systems that give room for judges to act way beyond what is necessary, palpable, and in my judgement what is ethical, to throw peoples’ lives away.”
Sharpton continued, “If you can do this to a successful artist like Meek Mill, you can do this to many around the country. That is why I wanted to come. He is representative of something far more than his stardom. He is a symbol of the abuse of the system that will violate you over nothing and end up ruining the potential and the ability to move forward in life.”
Sharpton confirmed that Meek Mill is no longer in solitary confinement and is doing well despite the circumstances, “He seemed very strong, he seemed very determined. He does not seem bitter. He’s worried about his son. He wanted to make sure his son and mother are all right.”
Two weeks ago, Tacopina filed an appeal on the sentencing – requesting Judge Genece Brinkley to reconsider her decision and to excuse herself from the case. Brinkley has until December 5 to respond.
Watch the video below.