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Rapper Meek Mill on 'Dateline' Says Focus After Freedom Is #JusticeReform

Meek Mill sat down for an exclusive in-depth interview with NBC News' Lester Holt after his release from prison on April 24

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    Calling For Criminal Justice Reform

    Recently released rapper Meek Mill is calling for Criminal Justice Reform. And he's being backed by Pennsylvania's Governor.

    (Published Thursday, May 3, 2018)

    In the nearly two weeks since Meek Mill was released on bail from a state prison in Pennsylvania, the rapper has found little time to himself: He was celebrated courtside at two Philadelphia 76ers games, held a news conference with the governor and state lawmakers, and continued filming an Amazon docuseries chronicling his ongoing journey through the criminal justice system.

    How he got there — and the new path he's charting to reform the U.S. prison system and how it treats people of color — were the subject of NBC's "Dateline" special, "Dreams and Nightmares: The Meek Mill Story," which aired on Sunday.

    Mill, who also turns 31 on Sunday, sat down for an exclusive in-depth interview with NBC News' Lester Holt after his release from prison on April 24 following an order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.