Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley has sentenced rapper Meek Mill to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation. Mill was found guilty of drug and gun charges in 2008 but released the following year.
His release was contingent upon a 5-year parole agreement. But prosecutors say Mill has repeatedly violated parole by flouting his release agreement.
Meek Mill was born Robert Rihmeek Williams in 1987. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. He started as a Hip-Hop rapper and became quite popular in his own city and state.
With three studio albums released since 2012, Mill has since gained national prominence as a talented musician. Following his court sentencing, Mill is incarcerated at State Correctional Institution Graterford (SCI Graterford) in Montgomery County in Philadelphia.
A Series of Parole Violations Trail Rapper Meek Mill
During a hearing on probation violations on Monday, Judge Brinkley said Mill failed a drug test and traveled extensively against restrictions. Following several warnings, the court gave Mill 90 days of house arrest in 2016.
Yet the rapper continued to travel widely for concerts and even went to New York to meet with ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj. Prosecutors even said he brought water when asked to produce urine for drug test.
Earlier this year, police arrested him for reckless driving in New York. And he was also alleged to have been involved in an altercation with airport authorities in Missouri.
A prosecutor asked Judge Brinkley not to sentence Meek Mill for the probation violations, and his defense team agreed. But the judge would not consent to this recommendation.
Meek Mill’s Fans and Lawyer Are Sworn to Get Him out of Prison
Judge Brinkley told Mill during the probation violation hearing:
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009.
You basically thumbed your nose at me.”
Meek Mill responded to the judge:
“I may have made a mistake but I never had the intention of disrespecting you.”
The famous prisoner responded to the judge. He agreed to being addicted to the prescription painkiller Percocet, a pill many famous rappers are talking about in their songs.
He begged that sending him to prison might likely disrupt his music and bring it to a final halt. But the judge still went on to sentence the rapper.
His fans have sworn to ensure Mill gets out of prison as soon as possible. And his lawyer has sworn to appeal the judgment against the rapper.
Meek Mill is currently being housed at Philadelphia’s Camp Hill facility.