New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited his friend, rapper Meek Mill, at a Pennsylvania state prison on Tuesday.
Meek Mill, also known as Robert Rihmeek Williams, is spending two-to-four years in prison after being sentenced in November 2017 for violating his probation by failing a drug test, traveling out of the region without permission, and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.
"Amazing young man. I know how I’d feel if I was in the situation he is," Kraft said to NBC 10 Philadelphia after the visit. "Every time I see him, I just come away more impressed. He's very intelligent. And makes it clear to me we have to do something with criminal justice reform."
Meek Mill's attorneys are trying to get him released on bail.
"We are encouraged by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s steadfast stance in not opposing Meek Mill’s release on bail at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court level while the current legal proceedings continue, even in light of Judge [Genece] Brinkley’s vindictive and erroneous decision," said his attorney, Joe Tacopina.