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Rapper Meek Mill Received At Graterford Correctional Facility

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Popular rapper and Philadelphia native Meek Mill was processed at State Correctional Institution—Graterford in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Credit: SCI Grateford

A judge sentenced the rapper to two to four years in prison in Pennsylvania for violating his probation on Monday.

Mill, 30, whose real name is Robert Williams,  appeared before a Judge Genece Brinkley in Philadelphia around 1:30 p.m. that day on allegations that he violated his probation.

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Mill goes back 10 years with Brinkley — all stemming from 2008 when he was convicted on gun and distribution charges.

There were positive tests for narcotics numerous times, according to evidence from probation officers.

There were also a number of calendar discrepancies.

The judge thought that Mill was supposed to be in Greece but he was in Philadelphia.

In court, Brinkley also said she didn’t know Mill was in Atlanta for supposed drug rehab.

All of these have been ruled as probation violations.

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On Monday, a judge sentenced Mill to two to four years in state prison. He was immediately taken into custody.

The sentence came as a surprise after prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, noting he’s been off drugs since January and has complied with most requirements of probation.

But Brinkley says she’s been trying to help Mill for about a decade and that he just does whatever he wants.

According to Mill’s attorney, Brian McMonagle, they will appeal the sentencing, claiming the judge’s decision was “excessive.”

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