Meek Mill's Legal Team Wants Him Removed From Solitary Confinement

Meek Mill's Legal Team Wants Him Removed From Solitary Confinement

Meek Mill's Legal Team Wants Him Removed From Solitary Confinement

After Meek Mill was sentenced to prison for violating probation, which caused many people (including Jay-Z) to blame an unjust system, the Philly rapper is now officially appealing his sentence, Billboard reports.

Judge Brinkley has not replied to requests for comment, and Mack claimed to Page Six that he doesn't know the judge, and was merely an "old family friend" of Meek, having represented him in his early career.

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Meek Mill has done a bid before, but it doesn't get easier.

We revealed on Monday that the Feds have taken an interest in Meek's case after Judge Brinkley made a series of freakish requests including that he drop his current management, Roc Nation, and sign with Philly-born manager Charlie Mack.

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Mill, 30, born Robert Williams, has been held in protective custody - in a single cell 23 hours a day, with one hour for exercise - in the state prison at Camp Hill, near Harrisburg, pending his permanent prison assignment. "And when a judge says to someone, 'Can you re-record a song, mention my name and do a shoutout to me about how I [saved] your life?' and he says no-Great, now what kind of position is he in?" "Free Meek Mill" has become a rallying point for a larger cultural conversation about criminal justice and the black community.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins and Philadelphia 76ers' legend Julius Erving are among those expected to attend.

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His lawyers have vowed to appeal the prison term to Superior Court, calling it excessive for technical violations of Mill's probation: testing positive for the prescription narcotic Percocet and two misdemeanor arrests this year.

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