Judge to keep Meek Mill in prison despite outcry 

The rapper was sentenced last month to two to four years for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case


Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he's a "danger to the community."

Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday denied a motion allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania correctional facility.

In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Mill's attorney says they plan to appeal her ruling, saying it continues a "long pattern of unfair treatment."

Her decision comes after the state Superior Court last week told her to act "without further delay" on a 2-week-old request to free the rapper.

Mill was sentenced last month to two to four years for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Mill's probation officer and a prosecutor had recommended he not be jailed.

His imprisonment has sparked backlash in opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads.

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