PHILADELPHIA — Rapper Meek Mill is being honoured

first_img PHILADELPHIA — Rapper Meek Mill is being honoured in his hometown of Philadelphia for his work as a criminal justice reform advocate and as a musician.The Philadelphia City Council announced Thursday that “Meek Mill Weekend” will commence Friday.In January, Mill joined Jay-Z and others to form a coalition that lobbies for changes to state probation and parole laws called the Reform Alliance.Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released.Mill said at Thursday’s announcement that he’s trying to “give young kids a fair shot in the system.”The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Rapper Meek Mill honoured for criminal justice reform worklast_img read more

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