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Reverend Al Sharpton Has Announced Plans to Visit Meek Mill in Prison

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Reverend Al Sharpton speaks during Global Citizen - Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream at Riverside Church on September 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Reverend Al Sharpton has announced plans to visit Meek Mill in prison this Monday. The announcement was made today at a rally with the National Action Network in Harlem, as reported by NBC and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Just because someone does something that is wrong, does not give you the right to do wrong to them,” Sharpton shared, according to NBC. “The sentence must fit the violation.”

Meek was sentenced to two to four years in jail after violating his probation. Sharpton is the latest in a series of celebrities to speak out in defense of the rapper. So far, Jay-Z, Colin Kaepernick, and Drake have each voiced their support of Meek Mill in the face the treatment he has experienced at the hands of law enforcement. He was recently transferred out of solitary confinement and moved to a correctional facility in Chester, Pennsylvania.