Meek Mill's attorney says possible bail hearing scheduled

Meek Mill's attorney says possible bail hearing scheduled

Following an initial reaction posted to Facebook calling the sentence "unjust and heavy handed", Jay-Z wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on Friday morning, discussing the entire Meek Mill situation and giving his thoughts on the criminal justice system.

Yesterday, there were reports that the rapper has been granted a bail hearing, but later reports indicated that the prisons made a clerical error thus, Meek Mill will continue to serve his time.

Earlier this month, Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced to up to four years in prison for a probation violation from a 2008 gun and drug case.

Here's everything we know about the judge at the center of Meek Mill's case. Mill's case is another example of how the judicial system unjustly treats "hundreds of thousands of black people", constantly following and trapping them back into prison, according to Jay-Z. Earlier today, Billboard reported that the Philly spitter, who's now serving what Jay-Z deemed an "absurd" 2-4 year sentence for probation violations, would get a November 27 bail hearing to potentially be freed while his case was being appealed. "For about a decade, he's been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside", the 47-year-old father of three writes.

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He added, 'Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences great than the crime. On Saturday morning, TMZ reported that Meek was moved to another prison entirely, and was moved out solitary and into general population. "You basically thumbed your nose at me".

On Tuesday, Meek Mill requested "the recusal of Judge Brinkley from considering and ruling on [his sentence] and from any further adjudicatory role in this case", recent court documents read, per Billboard.

Highlighting the prejudice against black people in the criminal justice system, Jay-Z wrote that one-third of Americans on parole or probation in 2015 were black. "He's there because of arrests for a parole violation, and because a judge overruled recommendations by a prosecutor and his probation officer that he doesn't deserve more jail time".

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