After his brief time behind bars, Meek Mill has already become an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform, and his battles with the legal system are far from over. Thanks to legal advice and help from none other than Jay-Z, Meek is more of a free man than he was this time last year, but it comes with restrictions.
Back in 2008 Meek was arrested on gun and drug charges with a probation of 5 years that's kept on getting extended. Keeping clean for 9 years, Meek was thrown back in jail for a minor parole violation, and had years added onto his sentence but was eligible to be released early.
Today, Meek Mill will be in yet another courtroom in the hopes of having his 2008 charges dropped entirely - with luck, the Dreamchaser will have his dreams answered with the previous charges being dismissed. His battle with the judge in question is well known, and his CBS interview regarding the challenges and bias he faced- today he has to ask for permission to go anywhere.
"Even if it's to the next county over. If it's out of the city, if you don't ask for permission, you could get the rest of your probation time given to you as jail time legally." Picking up his son from school was an impossible feat. "My son lived in New Jersey, but I lived in Philadelphia, and the bridge is a 15-minute ride. It's just a bridge. I couldn't go get my son from school when I wanted to, 'cause you know, some days I would get off work early. I would just have a free day, and I would just want to pop up at my son's school and get him from school. I'd been out of town for two weeks in a row workin'. Can't really do it."