The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled today that Mill, née Robert Williams, be released on bail because of questions raised by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office regarding the credibility of Reginald Graham, the police officer who arrested Mill in 2007.
He was released from prison today after serving nearly five months of his prison sentence for violating his probation from a 2008 conviction on drug and illegal firearm charges. Brinkley's lawyer A. Charles Peruto, Jr. said that Brinkley doesn't think the Supreme Court invalidating her rulings when it let Meek go free before his next hearing in June. "But with his judge, she is not going to budge because she feels she did the right thing and so do I", says Peruto.
He was taken from the prison in Chester by helicopter to nearby Philadelphia, where he rang the ceremonial bell at the start of Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat playoff series.
The judge then issued a court order restricting his travel citing a failed drug test and the rapper's noncompliance as due reason.
The rapper described his last five months in prison as "a nightmare" and said numerous "prayers visits, calls, letters, and rallies" helped him stay "positive".
The lawyer also took a shot at the judge on the case and said he believes she eventually will remove herself from presiding over the matter. Finally, he added that she has no problem with Mill. He received a thunderous ovation from the Wells Fargo Center crowd upon introduction and was seated courtside, next to 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and comedian Kevin Hart. "To the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, I'm grateful for your commitment to justice..."
He said he would focus his attention on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career. Although I'm blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don't have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.
Just a couple weeks after Meek Mill spoke with NBC's Lester Holt over the phone from prison, the MMG rapper returned to his show on NBC Nightly News Wednesday afternoon for a second interview.
The report suggests shortening parole and probation terms to one to three years, allowing people under supervision to earn shorter terms, minimizing oversight of people at low risk of violating terms of their supervision and other changes.