Meek Mill is formally behind bars.
The 30-year-old rapper — born Robert Rihmeek William — entered the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Montgomery County, on Wednesday, two days after a decide sentenced him to 2 to 4 years for violating probation in a 2008 gun and drug case by getting arrested twice this 12 months.
In his mugshot photograph, Mill is in a yellow jumpsuit, which is worn by newly acquired inmates at Graterford and is totally different from the conventional division of corrections jumpsuit, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton informed native Philadelphia information outlet WCAU.
Mill was beforehand in jail for eight months and on probation for 5 years resulting from a 2008 conviction for gun and drug expenses. In 2016, Mill was positioned underneath 90 days of home arrest for violating probation resulting from unapproved journey.
In March, he was charged with misdemeanor badault after an altercation with staff at St. Louis International Airport. The expenses have been dropped after he agreed to carry out group service.
Then in August, PEOPLE confirmed that Mill was charged with reckless endangerment in New York City. He later plead responsible to reckless driving.
Despite the fees being dropped, Judge Genece E. Brinkley dominated the arrests have been violations of his probation.
Mill’s lawyer, Brian McMonagle, informed PEOPLE completely on Tuesday that he’s planning on combating his consumer’s jail sentence. “We fully intend to right this terrible wrong and bring him home,” McMonagle mentioned.
After information of the sentencing was launched, many celebrities, together with JAY-Z, voiced their help for Mill whereas criticizing the authorized system.
In addition, a petition was created on Change.org, titled “Somebody Save Meek Mill,” that known as for Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania, to reevaluate the rapper’s sentencing.
“Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth,” the petition states. “He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”