Robert Kraft Visits Meek Mill In Prison, Advocates For Rapper's Release

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The owner of the New England Patriots joined 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin in visiting the rapper, who's given name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, at the State Correctional Institute (SCI)-Chester in Chester, PA. Me personally, I'd like to see him play as long as he can.

Mill was sentenced to up to four years in prison in November for a probation violation after he flunked a drug test, was arrested for fighting, and traveled out of a designated region.

"Amazing young man. I know how I'd feel if I was in the situation he is", Kraft said, via NBC Philadelphia.

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Following their visit, Kraft spoke to reporters outside of the facility, where he praised Meek's character while also calling for criminal justice reform. The Eagles even adopted Mill's song "Dreams and Nightmares" as their playoff anthem, which they played all the way through beating Kraft's Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Activists have decried that sentencing as far too harsh to fit the crime and have pointed to the overly harsh sentencing as proof of a broken criminal justice system.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office filed a motion last Thursday to the court that it does not oppose Mill being released on bail. Mill's case has galvanized prison-reform advocates, including several professional athletes, who say his sentence is excessive.

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Mill's current incarceration has been a source of great controversy, with the 30-year-old's attorneys accusing the judge in the case of holding a grudge against their client.

Following the meeting at the prison, Kraft pushed for change. "I think Coach has been wise, and he's told players and people that you don't make any decisions, or go public, with feelings in that few weeks after the Super Bowl loss". "So I see these as all positive things".

"It's just wrong, and we have to find a way to correct it", Kraft said.

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