PHILADELPHIA, PA (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper Meek Mill will be released from prison on Tuesday after a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cleared the way for Mill to be released on immediately on “unsecured bail” according to a report by CBS News.
Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, was sentenced in November 2017 to two to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a gun and drug charges stemming from a 2009 arrest.
Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Mill for the probation violation, accused the rapper of squandering his chances. However, her sentence a the time ignored the recommendation of the prosecutor, who stated that Williams had matured since the 2009 offense.
However, Williams was arrested several times in 2017 — once in St. Louis airport in connection with an alleged altercation with a fan, and once in New York, where he was accused of driving recklessly in Manhattan while riding a dirt bike.
After he was imprisoned in November, Williams had support from numerous high profile public figures, including Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team and the New Jersey Devils hockey team, and Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots football team.
In a statement released following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court verdict, Williams’ attorney Joe Tacopina wrote: “We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. We are also pleased that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has noted that Judge Brinkley may opt to remove herself from presiding over any further proceedings in Meek’s case in the interests of justice. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured.”