Meek Mill, whose incarceration inspired protests in the streets of Philadelphia earlier this week, has reportedly requested to be removed from solitary confinement. Meek's legal team filed legal documents saying he's a "victim of his celebrity" and that solitary confinement can potentially wreak havoc on a person’s mental state, TMZ reported Thursday.
Prison officials feared that Meek would have trouble interacting with fellow inmates and decided to place him in solitary for protection. Meek's lawyers, however, have argued that Meek will do fine in general population. Attorneys say Meek's stay in solitary has already "severely" inhibited his creativity and he "desperately" wants to be relocated.
As previously reported, Meek has filed a motion to be released from prison and for his probation to be terminated. According to court documents cited by Billboard Wednesday, Meek is also calling for "the recusal of [Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley] from considering and ruling on that motion and from any further adjudicatory role in this case."
Brinkley, Meek's team said, ordered the Dream Chasers boss to confinement against his probation officer's recommendations. The probation officer had praised Meek for his active participation in "behavioral change" efforts. Brinkley is also accused of offering "inappropriate" advice, both professional and personal, to Meek.
Jay Z addressed Meek's "unjust" sentence in a Facebook post last week. "We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career," Jay wrote.
Jay also spoke out against the sentence during a recent 4:44 Tour stop.