Reverend Al Sharpton has announced plans to visit Meek Mill in prison this coming Monday, according to The New York Daily News. Sharpton will meet with Meek at the Pennsylvania prison, where he is being held after being sentenced to two to four years behind bars due to two probation violations stemming from arrests in which charges were later dropped.
“I think this is about an injustice that is representative of many young men of color that face an abuse of a probation or parole system,” said Sharpton at the Harlem headquarters of the National Action Network Saturday.
“This is not about an artist. This is about a system.”
Sharpton feels Meek’s case is representative of, the mass incarceration that has affected black, men throughout history.
“I think what’s happening with Meek Mill is something that the National Action Network has always fought, and I hope that me going there is going to raise the pressure on the issue and help begin a drive by us in supporting others and demanding a new hearing for him and a new judge,” he said.