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Judge to keep Meek Mill in prison despite outcry

Posted at 11:03 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 11:03:23-05

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he’s a “danger to the community.”

Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday denied a motion allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania correctional facility.

Her decision comes after the state Superior Court last week told her to act “without further delay” on a 2-week-old request to free the rapper. Mill’s legal team has said Brinkley wasn’t responding to appeals that asked for her recusal and for his release.

Mill was sentenced last month to two to four years for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Mill’s probation officer and a prosecutor had recommended he not be jailed.

His imprisonment has sparked backlash in opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads.