Meek Mill and his attorneys continue to fight his current sentence of 2-4 years in prison for probation violations. Now, the rapper’s legal team has filed documents claiming he is being mistreated because he’s a celebrity.
The Philadelphia MC’s attorneys say that he has been placed in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day because it’s the only way to protect him from other inmates, according to TMZ. They want the judge to see that solitary confinement can be detrimental to the human psyche.
Additionally, lawyers say that the confinement is affecting Meek’s creativity. They claim that the Wins & Losses MC is exercising and writing, but that it is nevertheless having a negative impact on him.
Mill’s lawyers are looking to have Meek in general population, where he says he will be respected due to his status and his willingness to give back in the past.
Meek turned himself in to prison on Nov. 8 and is expected to visit the prison commissary for the first time on Friday (Nov. 17), where he will have an opportunity to get snacks and toiletries. He is also slated to have his first visitor at some point next week.
Earlier this week, Meek’s attorneys filed a motion to remove his judge, Judge Brinkley, from his case. They claim that she has been “inappropriate” with regards to the case. Additionally, the FBI is reportedly investigating the judge for similar reasons.