Rapper Meek Mill honoured for criminal justice reform work

PHILADELPHIA — Rapper Meek Mill is being honoured in his hometown of Philadelphia for his work as a criminal justice reform advocate and as a musician.

The Philadelphia City Council announced Thursday that "Meek Mill Weekend" will commence Friday.

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In January, Mill joined Jay-Z and others to form a coalition that lobbies for changes to state probation and parole laws called the Reform Alliance.

Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released.

Mill said at Thursday's announcement that he's trying to "give young kids a fair shot in the system."

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