As Meek Mill remains in prison following a Philadelphia judge’s refusal to release him, his mother says she’s not holding up very well but remains hopeful for his freedom.
Kathy Williams sat down with CBS Philly Tuesday, March 27 and reflected on her son’s rise to stardom and his success which was sharply halted when Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced him to two to four years in prison for violating probation.
“His spirit is good, as well as expected,” Williams says of her son at the 48-second mark. “He just wants to know when it’s going to be over.
“I’m the one that’s not holding up too well,” she adds. “I mean every day I got to wake up thinking ok, this day it’s going to happen, this day it’s going to happen, this day it’s going to happen and then I’m not there no more.”
Brinkley has refused to let Meek go for violating probation of a decade-old gun and drug conviction. This despite Meek’s attornies filing three motions for bail and a prosecutor recommending he doesn’t get jail time ahead of Brinkley’s initial sentencing.
Plus, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner presented documents to Meek’s attornies saying, “there is a strong showing of likelihood of his conviction being reversed, in whole or in part.” That was also supported by Governor Tom Wolf, who tweeted, “Our criminal justice system is in need of repair. That’s why my admin has made efforts to invest in programs that divert individuals from the system, improve public safety, and promote fairness.”
Meek’s team has been trying to get Brinkley removed from the case for alleged bias, but her attorney maintains “she follows the law.”
Regardless, Williams remains hopeful that her son will walk free sooner rather than later.
“I’m trying to be hopeful,” she says. “I’m very hopeful. Hopefully, it’ll happen soon.”