The official trailer for Amazon Studios’ Free Meek has landed. Executively produced by JAY-Z, the five-part docuseries focuses on rapper Meek Mill’s legal battles and his journey to shine a light on cases far too similar to his.
Free Meek disputes major factors in his arrests that were both presided over by Judge Genece Brinkley. Using witness testimonies, evidence and experts’ opinion, the docuseries questions the transparency of the official police report from 2008 where a 19-year-old Mill reportedly brandished a gun during a drug raid. It also takes a closer look at his highly-publicized arrest in November 2017, when he was handed a two to four-year prison sentence for probation violation despite the charge being dismissed. This sparked the #FreeMeek movement, where fans of the rapper and supporters of criminal justice reform came together in solidarity.
Mill was released after serving five months and has since teamed up with Hov for REFORM Alliance, a program aimed to "dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole." He’s also in line to receive a hearing with a new judge this July in order to overturn his 11-year-old conviction.
Watch the full trailer above. Free Meek premieres August 9 on Prime Video.
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