Published Dec 02, 2014After serving five out of a potential six months of jail time stemming from a parole violation earlier this year, Philly rapper Meek Mill has reportedly been granted an early prison release today (December 2).
While rumours had been swirling that the MMG rapper would be out of prison early, the news broke via Fox News reporter Steve Keeley over Twitter.
Keeley added over a series of tweets that the rapper, born Robert Williams, could have spent Christmas in jail, as the maximum allowable sentence for his parole violation would have kept him behind bars until January 11.
Philly musician Meek Mill getting early Christmas gift today from judge..released more than a month early @fox29philly— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) December 2, 2014
The rapper's early release conditions stipulate that he can't leave the state or perform any gigs until he completes anger management treatment and finishes his community service requirements. Mill has apparently already completed three jail programs. Following community service and more treatment programs, he'll be allowed to get back out on the touring circuit.
Mill had been in Philadelphia's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility since July, having been given a three- to six-month sentence from Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley over breaking the conditions of his parole.
Mill had been arrested on drug and gun charges in 2008, leaving him on five years probation. This year he was brought back to court for not giving a probation officer a working phone number, as well as not getting permission to book out-of-town concerts. He was also taken to task for holding a firearm on Instagram and posting disparaging remarks about a probation officer over Twitter.
With Mill now returning to the outside, it's possible his delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money LP will see release sometime soon through Maybach Music Group. The album had previously been planned for a September release.