Meek Mill Reportedly Helped Juelz Santana Get An Early Release From Prison
Rapper Juelz Santana reportedly has Meek Mill to thank for his early release from prison. In December 2018, Juelz Santana, 39, born LaRon Louis James, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at Newark Liberty International Airport but was released on August 5, after serving only 19 of the 27 months.
According to reports, rapper Meek Mill, who is heavily involved in prison reform, connected Juelz Santana’s wife, Kimbella, with a lawyer who helped guide them through “the process” of getting released.
Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is the Co-Chair of REFORM Alliance, an initiative to drastically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system. Meek Mill, along with his REFORM Alliance partners, including Jay Z and Van Jones, have collectively used their resources to progress prison reform.
In May 2020, REFORM announced a partnership with the National Sheriff’s Association to provide masks for every jail across the country for use by their inmates.
We’re proud to partner with @NationalSheriff to make masks available to EVERY jail across the country that needs them ? We’ve seen how fast #COVID19 can spread behind bars. Now, we can work even faster together to stop it — and save lives. https://t.co/x1zxQIl5JZ
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) May 26, 2020
Though Meek Mill and Juelz Santana have known each other through their time in the music industry, according to Kimbella, Meek’s assistance has inspired Juelz to get involved in prison reform efforts too.
In addition, Juelz is hoping to give an opportunity for inmates to find a platform for the music and movie scripts they write in lockup. He also plans on recording new music he wrote while locked up.
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