Meek Mill has been released from prison

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"We will be formally filing a motion to transfer his case to our president judge so that [Mill's] conviction can be immediately overturned", McMonagle said.

A team of lawyers and public relations consultants had waged an all-out battle to get Mill freed, leveling fierce criticism at the judge as a stream of high-powered figures and celebrities visited him in jail in the weeks and days before the Supreme Court ruling.

Meek Mill told NBC News in an interview that aired Wednesday that while he's grateful to be out of prison, he wants the movement that helped him to extend to the system as a whole.

He said he would focus his attention on getting his convictions overturned and look forward to resuming his music career.

And after having previously had his requests for bail denied in December by judge in his case, Genece Brinkley, the Supreme Court has overruled the judge's decision and granted the rapper with immediate bail.

After almost six months in Chester SCI, rapper Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday afternoon following an order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The artist has been busy since, too - he was seen boarding the helicopter after with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and close pal, Michael Rubin. In the past, Mill has continued to support Youth in Philadelphia especially, donating alongside Colin Kaepernick and visiting students in Boys' Latin and YESPhilly. He was sentenced to two to four years in November for probation violations.

Meek Mill sat courtside to watch his hometown glide into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. "When he was in jail, I went to visit him, and he wasn't feeling good".

"It's really bad. I know some of our players in the National Football League have talked about this". And I think coming out, he will be able to use that platform to really shine a light on how corrupt this system is and hopefully also keep this younger generation from going through this. He sat courtside next to Rubin and comedian and Philly native, Kevin Hart. He pointed out that a "random misstep" could bring consequences greater than the crime. Another person who's relieved about the star's release is JAY-Z.

According to a Columbia University Justice Lab analysis this month, Pennsylvania has the third-highest rate of citizens under probation or parole supervision in the country, behind Georgia and Idaho.

The report suggests shortening parole and probation terms to one to three years, allowing people under supervision to earn shorter terms, minimizing oversight of people at low risk of violating terms of their supervision and other changes.

Mill is due back in court in front of Brinkley on June 18.

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