Meek Mill Files Motion to be Released From Prison
While currently serving a two to four-year prison sentence at Camp Hill in Pennsylvania, Meek Mill and his lawyer are doing all they can to get the rapper out.
The Wins & Losses rapper has filed a motion to be released from prison and is also looking to have his probation terminated, Billboard reports. Meek's team also requested "the recusal of Judge [Genece] Brinkley from considering and ruling on that motion and from any further adjudicator role in this case," court documents state.
The complaint comes after the judge ordered Meek to confinement on Nov. 6, against the recommendation of his probation officer. The officer had previously said Meek "responded well" and "actively participated in an effort towards behavioral change." The report also cited alleged examples of Judge Brinkley bringing personal opinion into her ruling, claiming, "Judge Brinkley has repeatedly offered inappropriate personal and professional advice to the defendant."
TMZ reports that Meek has been in confinement for 23 hours per day for safety reasons but his team says he'll be fine in general population and that being confined is hindering his creativity.
The rapper's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, also told Billboard the judge tried to get Meek to leave Roc Nation and sign with a friend of hers. "When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation—which is one of the most important management companies in the world—and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she's doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest."