Meek Mill helps 20 Philadelphia women get out of jail in time for the holidays
Meek Mill is facilitating the holiday visitation of jailed Philadelphia women to their loved ones.
According to a press release, the 35-year-old artist and co-founder of REFORM Alliance posted bail for 20 women this week, five of whom were freed from Riverside Correctional Facility on Friday.
To be detained and separated from his son during the holidays was “devastating,” Mill (real name: Robert Rihmeek Williams) claimed. Because of this, “So I understand what these women and their families are going through.”
“No one should have to spend the holidays in jail simply because they can’t afford bail,” he explained. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to help these women be with their families and loved ones during this special time of year.”
According to the press release, the campaigner for criminal justice reform also offered each woman a gift card to use toward future purchases.
Along with Michael Rubin, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Robert Kraft, and others, Mill established REFORM Alliance in 2018. Since then, he’s helped pass 16 measures in 10 states, all with the goal of creating more “stable communities, stronger families, and greater public safety for all,” as stated in a press release.
This year, Mill and the Philadelphia Eagles surprised more than 50 kids who have been affected by the criminal justice system by hosting a junior combine with players Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Jordan Mailata, Dallas Goedert, and Jalen Hurts as part of their annual Season of Giving events.
After meeting with 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, they were treated to a game in a VIP suite while sporting their new Philly gear.
Mill, who this year has also pushed for the elimination of lyrical evidence in criminal prosecutions, posted his views on the women’s releases to Instagram.
On Saturday morning, he uploaded an Instagram Story from REFORM showing one of the women giving another an emotional hug after she was released.
‘They had me put up somewhere far away from familyyyyyyyyyy,’ Mill wrote. “Blessings.”
Mill is planning on “15 more women being released in the coming week.” as stated in the REFORM article.