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Entertainment Meek Mill Working Multiple Jobs in Prison for Little Pay: Report

00:51  08 december  2017
00:51  08 december  2017 Source:   billboard.com

Meek Mill's lawyers file motion to get him out on bail

  Meek Mill's lawyers file motion to get him out on bail PHILADELPHIA — Meek Mill's legal team has filed an emergency motion to get him out of prison on bail.The motion filed Tuesday with Pennsylvania's Superior Court contends the judge who sentenced the rapper hasn't responded to any post-sentencing appeals.Mill was sentenced this month to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.The sentence has been criticized as extreme, but Common Pleas Court Genece Brinkley has said Mill ignored the rules of his probation.Mill's legal team is asking Brinkley to step down from the case, saying she has made the case inappropriately personal.

Things aren't looking up for Meek Mill , who's second bail motion was denied once again by a Pennsylvania court earlier this week. In a new development in Meek 's prison saga, TMZ reports that the rapper is reportedly spending his time handling various jobs to make some money and the pay is

Meek Mill is doing some general labor around the prison grounds and is getting some nice perks due to good behavior.

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Sharpton: Meek Mill represents victims of the justice system

  Sharpton: Meek Mill represents victims of the justice system Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill's imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside.Sharpton said he met with the 30-year-old musician in a Pennsylvania prison and told reporters outside the facility that Mill has become a symbol for the thousands of people who have been "victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems.""He's representative of many people in institutions like this that do little or nothing, they're violated and their lives, their businesses are ruined," Sharpton said.

On November 6, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating his probation. The Philadelphia rapper had been on probation He served nearly five months in Hoffman Hall prison . In prison , he was ordered to take anger management and parenting classes (he has a

Meek Mill is proving he's more than just a rapper while spending his time locked up Meek Mill is seriously cleaning up while he's in prison , bouncing between several different jobs and doing it at a rate light-years from his rap dough.

Things aren't looking up for Meek Mill, whose second bail motion was denied once again by a Pennsylvania court earlier this week. In a new development in Meek's prison saga, TMZ reports that the rapper is reportedly spending his time handling various jobs to make some money and the pay is far from what the MMG rapper is used to. 

Coming from nabbing the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 with his latest album Wins & Losses to reportedly working as part of the prison's general labor crew is a major transition, especially if he's working for 19 cents per hour. A source told TMZ that the "Issues" rapper "cleans the cell block, tidies up prison grounds and washes dishes."

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Meek and his legal team have made several attempts to get the rapper released on bail but their previous efforts have been denied. Earlier this week, Judge Brinkley, who is handling the case, denied Meek's bail request, citing him as a "danger to the community." Meek's legal team filed another motion to a higher court following Brinkley's rejection but his request was once again denied. 

The embattled rapper is currently serving a sentence of two to four years for violating his probation. 

Billboard has reached out to Meek Mill's attorney for comment.

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