Al Sharpton is set to visit Meek Mill in prison today, Monday November 27. The Reverend, a prominent civil rights activist, will head to Chester State Prison to pay the Philadelphia rapper a visit.
According to reports by NBC, Sharpton spoke about his plans at a rally by his group, the National Action Network (NAN) Saturday in Harlem, New York.
“Just because someone does something that is wrong, does not give you the right to do wrong to them,” Sharpton addressed the crown. “The sentence must fit the violation.”
In a statement, NAN explained that helping Meek Mill is in keeping with its long history of “criminal justice reform efforts.”
“In the 1990’s, Rev. Sharpton and others helped Tupac Shakur get out of solitary confinement at the request of his mother and NAN has been monitoring cases across the country,” NAN said in a statement Saturday.
Sharpton is the latest public figure to lend his support to Meek Mill, who was recently sentenced to two to four years in prison for a parole violation, a sentence which JAY-Z referred to as “heavy-handed.” Mill has since officially appealed his sentence. Stay tuned for updates.
In other music news, JAY-Z just dropped three new ‘4:44’ music videos. Watch them right here.