All Meek Mill desires is for households to spend Christmas collectively.
The Philadelphia-born On My Soul rapper, 35, helps almost two dozen households with incarcerated kinfolk this vacation season, based on a launch shared with the US media.
He paid for the bail of 20 women incarcerated within the Riverside Correctional Facility, situated within the City of Brotherly Love, who in any other case couldn’t afford to go dwelling for the vacations.
“It was devastating for me to be away from my son during the holidays when I was incarcerated,” mentioned Mill, born Robert Williams.
He additionally gave every of the women a present card meant for groceries or presents.
As a results of his personal expertise being incarcerated, Mill mentioned he empathises with “what these women and their families are going through.
“No one should have to spend the holidays in jail simply because they can’t afford bail,” he continued, based on the discharge. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to help these women be with their families and loved ones during this special time of year.”
Of the 20 women Mill helped, 5 had been launched on Saturday (Dec 24), Christmas Eve. Those nonetheless behind bars will probably be launched in coming days, based on the discharge.
Along with Jay-Z and Michael Rubin, Mill co-founded Reform (*20*), which “aims to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing,” based on its website.
Reform (*20*) has handed 16 payments throughout 10 states.
The nonprofit has additionally placed on holiday-centric occasions, courting again to earlier than the pandemic, to higher the season for households affected by the felony justice system, the discharge notes. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service