Meek Mill on parole restrictions: ''I couldn't go get my son from school when I wanted to''
The Philly rapper explained the limitations he faced.
Meek Mill has always been candid with his experiences dealing with the criminal justice system. In a new clip, the Philly rapper explains the limitations he endured while on parole.
In the video uploaded to social media, Meek is seen talking to Gayle King regarding the five-year probation that he received back in 2008. While on parole, Meek was unable to travel anywhere outside of his local area without permission. “Even if it’s to the next county over,” he began. “If it’s out of the city, if you don’t ask for permission, you could get the rest of your probation time given to you as jail time legally.”
To further explain his point, Meek gave the example of attempting to get his son from school. The co-owner of Lids explained that although his son’s school wasn’t too far, it was outside of his local area, which prohibited him.
“My son lived in New Jersey, but I lived in Philadelphia, and the bridge is a 15-minute ride,” he said. “It’s just a bridge. I couldn’t go get my son from school when I wanted to, ’cause you know, some days I would get off work early. I would just have a free day, and I would just want to pop up at my son’s school and get him from school. I’d been out of town for two weeks in a row workin’. Can’t really do it.”
Next month, Meek’s five-part docu-series, “Free Meek,” will air on Amazon. The documentary will provide an exclusive look at Meek’s efforts with criminal justice reform.
“[Free Meek] explores my life and the flaws in the criminal justice system that have haunted me and others like me,” Meek said of the doc, which is executively produced by hip-hop’s first billionaire, JAY-Z.
Watch the clip of Meek Mill explaining his restrictions while on parole below.