"He is representative of something far more than his stardom - he's a symbol of the abuse of this system".
The rapper - who is now several weeks into a two- to four-year prison sentence for a probation violation - claimed in a Monday habeas corpus petition that Court of Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley was virtually ignoring his post-sentencing motions, making it impossible for him to file an appeal. He was sentenced to two to four years in prison earlier this month after violating his probation for gun and drug convictions almost a decade ago.
According to court documents, Mill tried to get the higher court to release him.
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Criminal charges were dropped after both arrests when Mill entered pretrial diversion programs.
This November 2017 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating probation in a almost decade-old gun and drug case.
An appeals court has told a Philadelphia judge to act "without further delay" on Meek Mill's almost 2-week-old request to be freed.
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Prosecutors and Mill's probation officer recommended that he be spared prison time for the violations.
While in prison, Mill, 30, has also spoken with free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said the rapper is "humbled by the support the people have shown him".
Mill's sentencing sparked outrage on social media, which spawned hashtag #FreeMeekMill and #Justice4Meek.
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