“Probation Is a Trap & We Must Fight…”: Jay-Z Pens Must-Read Op-Ed on Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence

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Jay-Z isn't done talking about Meek

Meek Mill heading back to prison for violating the terms of his probation has prompted a nationwide reevaluation of the probation system and the way it traps people into serving multiple sentences.

Jay-Z has vocally supported Meek from the second that the news broke, and now he’s gone even further with an op-ed in the New York Times that calls the entire system out for stalking black men to send them back to prison.

The star wrote:

“Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life. For about a decade, he’s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside.”

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