Rapper Meek Mill knows first hand what corruption and cages can do to a man’s emotional state.
What started with a felony gun conviction spiraled into a never-ending and merciless chain of events.
First, there was his initial trial and subsequent conviction, which stood on the questionable witness testimony of a dirty cop.
Then, Judge Genece Brinkley handed down cruel jail sentences for minor parole violations, and refused to unrestrict Meek’s near DECADE-LONG probationary period.
Eventually, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had to intervene.
Upon reviewing Meek’s case, a panel of judges unanimously agreed that he deserved a second chance at justice.
With his felony conviction tossed out, the hip hop star is using his newfound freedom to help others.
The rapper now works through his organization REFORM Alliance (an initiative launched alongside rap superstar Jay-Z) to “dramatically reduce the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system… by changing the laws, policies, and practices that perpetuate injustice,” according to REFORM’s mission statement, with a personal interest in “disabling the revolving door of probation and parole.”
Meek’s triumphant victory and subsequent justice work is a great example of a freed man calling for the end to a system that desperately tried to break him - and others.