Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Supports Meek Mill’s Prison Release

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Meek Mill attends his pop up store exerience at 25 Mercer Street on June 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

Tom Wolf, the Democratic Governor of the state of Pennsylvania, has issued a statement in support of Meek Mill‘s release from prison. Yesterday, Wolf wrote on Twitter that he supports District Attorney Larry Krasner’s position in the case and that “our criminal justice system is in need of repair.”

The statement follows news that Krasner is “unopposed” to releasing Meek on bail while the rapper appeals a two- to four-year sentence for violating probation. The district attorney’s office reached this decision based on the fact that the appeal was unlikely to be settled within six months, while the DA has a policy not to request more than six to 12 months for probation and parole violations.

Read Wolf’s full statement below.



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