Rev. Sharpton will visit Meek Mill in prison Monday

Rev. Sharpton will visit Meek Mill in prison Monday

Apparently, Meek's legal team previously appealed to the higher court in an effort to get Meek released from prison, which ultimately didn't go over well.

This November 2017 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating probation in a almost decade-old gun and drug case.

A spokeswoman for Sharpton and NAN said the group has been monitoring cases such as Mill's across the country, and that Sharpton helped to get imprisoned rapper Tupac Shakur out of solitary confinement in the 1990s. Mill was sentenced to two to four years in jail for a probation violation.

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Brinkley imprisoned Mill, 30, after a drug test came back dirty for the prescription narcotic Percocet and he racked up arrests for a St. Louis airport altercation and popping a wheelie on a dirt bike in NY. A lawyer for Meek Mill asked Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case on November 14, 2017, before the rapper appeals his prison sentence.

The sentence sparked public outcry from a host of celebrities, including rapper and mogul Jay-Z and former National Football League quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick.

Tacopina also spoke during the press conference, to announce that he filed an appeal two weeks ago requesting that Judge Genece Brinkley recuse herself from Meek's case. Since his sentencing, a petition has been launched, seeking the immediate evaluation and release of the rapper. He later said in a New York Times op-ed article that Mill has been "stalked" by the criminal justice system.

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