Meek Mill’s activism is finally getting him some recognition.
Robert Rihmeek Williams aka Meek Mill received a key to Connecticut state yesterday as well as a state-level proclamation declaring March 19, 2019, as “Meek Mill Day” in the Nutmeg State. With several run-ins with the law, Meek Mill has been in and out of prison since 2014, where he was served a three to six-month sentence for parole violation. With first-hand knowledge on the flaws of America’s legal system as well as the prison reforms needed, Mill has become the poster child to push the agenda for change.
According to TMZ, the ‘Going Bad’ rapper recently received his highest honor from the state of Connecticut, while in Hartford ahead of his performance in XFINITY theatres as part of his Motivation Tour. The important recognition from Connecticut State Rep. Brandon McGee is in line with the growing momentum to implement prison reforms across all states in the United States of America.
His efforts towards prison reforms, advocate for an overhaul of the criminal justice system. Reports indicate that this is not the first great honor the ‘Dangerous’ rapper has received. Meek’s already gotten honors like this from Houston and his hometown — Philly actually gave him an entire weekend.
The state recognition is not the only great thing going on for Meek. The rapper’s long walk to freedom is set to be the basis for a Jay-Z directed docuseries ‘Free Meek.’ Essence Magazine reports Meek Mill’s quest for freedom will hit the small screen in the Amazon Video docuseries. “Executive produced by Jay, Mill, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, ‘Free Meek’ will chronicle the rapper’s “fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system. The doc is set to offer “unprecedented access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey while demonstrating the negative effects longtime probation is having on urban communities of color.”
The Sauce earlier reported, Meek Mill and Jay-Z joined efforts with some of America’s most influential movers and shakers to actualize prison reforms in the U.S. in January 2019.
The REFORM Alliance, is an organization that aims to reduce the number of people serving unjust parole and probation sentences. According to statistics provided by NAACP, “in 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population.” With many African American males making up the incarcerated population the REFORM Alliance could do lots to change the makeup of the African American community.