Why Meek Mill was released from prison on 24 April 2018

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McCants said Mill's probation since his arrest 11 years ago is "excessive" and shows how people can end up punished again for even the smallest infraction.

For Meek Mill, who was released yesterday afternoon, it would be a much different story.

A day after rapper Meek Mill was released from jail, community groups made their voices loud and clear Wednesday morning outside of Philadelphia City Hall. "No, I don't feel free". Brinkley most recently denied Mill bail and upheld the sentence.

Joel Embiid hoisted diminutive comedian Kevin Hart then pulled him in for a hug as confetti rained on the court, team flags waved around them and the promise of a rowdy late-night celebration was on deck.

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Rubin called in a helicopter, which picked Mill up outside the state prison in Chester, Pennsylvania, and delivered him to a black Chevrolet, which shuttled the group to Wells Fargo Center. "I immediately said a quick prayer, and got ready to go". "So to be here and to kind of provide this opportunity for him because he's been following us, for him to come to this type of game, this was a close-out game and we got the win, I was just happy".

A spokesman for district attorney Larry Krasner said the Supreme Court's decision on Mill's release was consistent with the position taken by their office.

"Just having someone that looks out for us, all of us here, it would just mean a lot for him to be back in Philly, in the city of Philadelphia with the fans, especially with a game like that tonight", Simmons said.

Mill has said he was badly beaten during the 2008 arrest and placed a bloody mugshot of himself as the cover of his "DC4" mixtape.

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Mill, a South Philadelphia native, had attended Sixers games regularly before going to prison.

Mill breezed into the locker room about 45 minutes before tip and hugged some of the Sixers.

Mill spent the rest of the evening seated courtside, between Hart and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, Mill's seven-year-old son bouncing on his lap.

The-30-year-old was granted freedom from prison for an unusually harsh sentence that triggered protests debating racial biases in the United States criminal justice system. They fiercely criticized the judge as a stream of high-powered figures and celebrities visited Mill in jail in the weeks and days before the Supreme Court ruling. "We are grateful for all the support that Meek has received from his fans and public advocates over the past five months and look forward to working alongside Meek to fight for criminal justice reform".

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She added, "For far too long, we have turned a blind eye to this stark reality, and now we are all paying the social and economic price".