Meek Mill may be getting released from jail sooner than expected.
Philadelphia prosecutors told the AP that they are not opposed to releasing the rapper while he appeals a probation violation sentence.
Mill was sentenced to two to for years in prison after violating probation for a 2008 drug and weapons charge. The judge on the case, Judge Genece E. Brinkley, has come under scrutiny after Mill’s team alleged that she may have attempted to extort the rapper. A recent Rolling Stone report also claims there are dozens of civil lawsuits connected to Brinkley.
Earlier this week, Mill’s mother spoke out, calling for her son to be released. Celebrities have also joined the fight to #FreeMeek with rapper JAY-Z writing for The New York Times, “What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day. Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.”
The rapper’s arresting officer, Reginald Graham, has also come under fire. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office named Graham one of the most corrupt cops in Philly after documents show that Graham was “investigated by federal authorities for several alleged acts of corruption.”
No word on when exactly Mill could be released, but defense attorney Joe Tacopina said in a statement to AP that Mill and his team are looking forward to his “immediate release.”