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Meek Mill’s Mother Writes Emotional Plea to Justice System to Free Son

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Kathy Williams, Meek Mill’s mother, attended an event focused on prison reform in support of her son earlier this month. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

Meek Mill’s mother is offering a plea for justice in her son’s incarceration. Kathy Williams penned an open letter to Lady Justice Monday, March 26, urging the system to release her son.

Meek, who was thrown into a Philadelphia prison for violating the parole of a 2007 gun and drug charge, has been sentenced to two to four years in prison by Judge Genece Brinkley. She’s been accused by Meek’s legal team of having a major bias against the MC. And a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer revealed the officer who roughed him up during his initial arrest, Reginald Graham, has a history of bad on-the-job behavior.

Additionally, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently backed Meek’s release from prison following district attorney Larry Krasner’s statement that he is “unopposed” to releasing Meek on bail.

After listing out all the opportunities Meek had after Lady Justice “took my son from me at the tender age of 19” following his arrest more than a decade ago, Williams proclaimed the system has not helped Meek.

“The problem is that the justice system has failed my son at every turn and hasn’t let go. You, Lady Justice, have allowed corruption at the highest levels of the system, and cruelty and spite have cast doubt on your very foundation,” she wrote in a letter published by Billboard magazine. “You are supposed to balance fairness and blindly always do what’s right, yet injustice has taken 11 years of our lives. My son had to choose between seeing his child and his mother in a hospital or going to prison. My son – who was 19 when he was introduced to the justice system – has been scarred physically and emotionally by your betrayal, and now you threaten his own son’s sense of security.

“Today feels heavier because, now that the truth has finally been revealed, for some reason Lady Justice you are not weighing in. Where are you?” she continued. “The District Attorney and Governor Wolf had the courage to say let my son out of prison due to this injustice. You’ve taken his innocence and abused his pride. He’s suffered loss of family and freedom. No human being should know his truths and be accosted by lies and false judgment under your shelter.”

After writing the system has “wrongfully convicted a Black man in prison,” she concluded that she hopes her son will be released from prison to be able to speak on the realities that other wrongfully imprisoned Black men face.

“Give him that chance,” she said.

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