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Mr. Kraft Joins the #FreeMeekMill Movement, I'm Joining the #FreeMeekMill Movement

SourceTwo billionaires made a surprise visit Tuesday to the state prison in Chester City to see the jailed rapper Meek Mill.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined one of Mill’s good friends, entrepreneur Michael Rubin.

The two men with a combined worth of $9 billion (according to Fortune) told reporters outside the State Correctional Institute (SCI)-Chester they came to the prison to give their support in person for the release of the 30-year-old Philadelphia native, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams.

“Amazing young man. I know how I’d feel if I was in the situation he is,” Kraft said outside the prison. “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.”

Kraft described the entire situation as “just sad.”

“This guy’s a great guy. (He) shouldn’t be here,” he added. …

Mill is serving to 2 to 4 years in prison since being sentenced in November 2017 for violating his probation after failing a drug test, traveling out of the region and getting arrested for fighting and other related offenses.

It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who knows me that I’m not intimately familiar with Meek Mill’s work. My musical tastes run more toward Taylor Swift to Lady Gaga and everything in between. (Basically running the musical gamut from A to B.) But I’m sure he’s a talented artist. But ours is a relationship built on trust, so I’m not about to just Wikipedia him in order to sound like I’m a fan when I’m not. At least not yet. Because any man who can get the World’s Most Successful Man (plus Michael Rubin) to drop everything and come visit him in jail is a man I want to get to know.

You would think Mr. Kraft would be too busy running his empire, organizing trips to Israel with the greatest football players in human history, overseeing his many charitable endeavors, breaking bread with heads of state and romancing his lovely girlfriend to have time for prison visits. But then you’d be underestimating the man. Mr. Kraft is someone as comfortable with the President of the United States as he is with Elton John. Who can relate to titans of industry as easily as he can pal around with Wiz Khalifa. Who can offer AirKraft One to the Stoneham Douglas students one minute:

Kraft Letter

… and the next fight for justice for a man less than half his age who has fallen through the cracks of our legal system.

Were it any other billionaire entrepreneur visionary in Meek Mills corner, I might not be part of this noble cause. I might find myself thinking that when you’re put on probation, ordered not to do drugs, leave the area or get into fights and you proceed to do drugs, leave the area and get into fights, well then your reap what you sew. But not in this case. I’m totally on Team #FreeMeekMill. And I’ve found my summer jam:

Until Meek Mill is free, no one is truly free.

@jerrythornton1