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|112650||Prisoners Need a New Set of Rights||Active||Federal||Philadelphia, PA, USA||Philadelphia||Philadelphia County||PA||US||Like many who are currently incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice — carried out by an untruthful officer, as determined by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, and an unfair judge.
My crime? Popping a wheelie on a motorcycle in Manhattan. Even though the charge was dismissed in a New York City court, a Philadelphia-based judge still deemed my interaction with the police to be a technical violation of my probation — stemming from a 2007 arrest — and sentenced me to two to four years in prison despite the fact that I didn’t commit a crime. The judge also refused my motion for bail, calling me a “danger to the community” and a “flight risk.” The ordeal cost me my most precious commodity: my freedom. I served five months. With the help of friends and the intervention of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, I was released on bail this past April and was able to resume my life. But I know I’m the exception to the rule — a lucky one. It’s clearer than ever that a disproportionate number of men and women of color are treated unfairly by a broken criminal justice system. The system causes a vicious cycle, feeding upon itself — sons and daughters grow up with their parents in and out of prison, and then become far more likely to become tied up in the arrest-jail-probation cycle. This is bad for families and our society as a whole.
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|630882||Philly DA Appreciation Project||Active||Philadelphia, PA, USA||Philadelphia||Philadelphia County||PA||US||Many people of color across the country don't have the resources to achieve justice or overturn unjust convictions.||To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.||0000-00-00 00:00:00||0000-00-00 00:00:00||meekmill||2018-04-25 17:24:51||no||0||313920||Proj:599754||128||15765||16353||2018-06-04 12:29:27||39.9525839||No||-75.1652215||Yes||966905||no||Project banner 630882.jpg||0||0||0|