It Is Going To Be A Happy Holiday For 20 Jailed Women As Rapper Meek Mill Posted Bail For Them
- Twenty jailed women will be spending the holidays with their families thanks to Rapper Meek Mill who paid their bail.
- The first five women are already with their families while 15 women are waiting for their turn to be released.
- Mill was once in prison and he knows how it is to be separated from family during the holidays.
In an Instagram post of the non-profit Reform Alliance, the organization said that Rapper Meek Mill has paid bail for 20 jailed so that they could be their loved ones for the holidays.
Five of the 20 women have already been released and the organization and the rapper hope that the remaining 15 will be released this week.
Aside from being released from the Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, a gift card will also be given to help them purchase gifts and groceries.
Mill said that when he was in jail, it was devastating for him to be away from his son during the holidays. He understands how the women feel.
The total amount paid for the release of the 20 women was not disclosed.
Mill’s statement reads: “For families impacted by the criminal justice system, the holidays can be an extremely challenging time. No one should have to spend the holidays in jail simply because they can’t afford bail, and no child should be without their parents during this time if we can do something about it.”
Mill, along with rapper Jay-Z and sports and business leaders created Reform Alliance in 2019 as a response to two to four years of imprisonment for Mill when authorities said violated his terms of parole when he did wheelies on a dirt bike.
According to the organization’s website, they are working on reforming probation and parole in order to stop people being “trapped in a revolving door from probation/parole to prison.”