Popular American civil right activist Rev. Alfred Sharpton has promised to visit the Pennsylvania prison to meet Meek Mill, the rapper hit with a hard time for probation violation.Al Sharpton Pennsylvanian prison visit will be an effort to lift the spirit of the depressed rapper.
The well-known activist spoke about the upcoming visit during a recent rally with the National Action Network (an organization he owns)in New York.”Just because someone does something that is wrong, does not give you the right to do wrong to them,” Sharpton told a gathering. “The sentence must fit the violation.”
Philly native Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for probation violation by Judge Genece Brinkley.Meek was recently transferred to a new prison in Chester, Pennsylvania where he was removed from solitary confinement to mix with the general population.
Al Sharpton high profile visit to Pennyslyvanian prison is part of an effort to get Meek a new hearing and create awareness about the incarceration of young black men.
“I think this is about an injustice that is representative of many young men of color that face an abuse of a probation or parole system,” Sharpton said Saturday at the Harlem headquarters of the National Action Network.
Many celebrities have reached out to Meek Mill showing their support for him. American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently hooked him up on the phone.According to Colin, Meek is in good spirits and appreciates the support the people have shown him.
Meek’s lawyers are currently looking into different options to get the rapper out of his current state.