After 5 months in the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Meek Mill is expected to be released today on bail.
What we know:
- Meek was originally sentenced to two to four years in jail for a minor probation violation.
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court overruled the judge in his case, Genece Brinkley, who had refused to grant him bail granting him immediate release on bail.
- The Court set Meek free after it was revealed the officer who arrested him back in 2007 was on a secret DA’s list of allegedly corrupt cops.
- The Superior Court said in its ruling, “The Commonwealth has recently stated, on the record in open court, that there are credibility issues with a police officer who was a ‘critical witness’ at Petitioner’s trial. As such, the Commonwealth agreed that Petitioner is entitled to PCRA relief. Moreover, as reflected in filings in this Court, the Commonwealth has stated it is not opposed to Petitioner being granted immediate bail.”
- Meek plans to “work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”
The exact release time today is currently unknown but congratulations to Meek.