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Meek Mill Pardoned By Pennsylvania Governor

On Thursday (1.12,) Meek Mill was granted an official pardon by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and took to his Instagram account sharing the official document in relation to his 2008 drugs and weapons offenses.

With the caption “Thankyall (crying emoji) I’m only gone do more for my community on god! #newlevelsunlocked (sic),” the 35-year-old superstar rapper thanked the East coast politician for “the life reset”, and on Twitter, he added, “I got pardoned today …, I’m taking things really far from being a trench baby!”

According to the partially redacted pardon document “The Board of Pardons, after a full hearing, upon due public notice, and in open session, have recommended to me, in writing, with the reasons therefor, the pardon of the said Robert R. Williams.”

Born and raised in Philadelphia, in 2008 Meek Mill was convicted on drug and weapons charges and sentenced to prison where he served seven months before being put on probation for five years. Due to violations over the ensuing years, the musician was in and out of prison until his conviction was overturned by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in 2019.

Since his release, the artist has become a vocal advocate of criminal justice reform, with him co-founding the non-profit organization REFORM Alliance.

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Author: Saul Goode

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