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Rev. Al Sharpton has often championed causes outside of civil rights in times past and has always been vocal about certain injustices. The longtime activist and media figure is lending assistance to Meek Mill and the rapper’s attorney regarding the recent probation violation sentencing that many saw to be harsh.

TMZ reports:

Al tells TMZ his Monday visit with Meek — and Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina — will be just the beginning of his work on the case. Al’s hoping to get Judge Genece Brinkley replaced, and pressure Pennsylvania authorities on what he thinks is too stiff a punishment for Meek.

Al says he helped negotiate with the warden at NY’s Clinton Correctional Facility in the 90s …. to get Tupac released from solitary confinement. He believes that experience will be key to helping Meek in PA.

The Philly rapper had been in solitary due to his celebrity status, but as TMZ first reported … he was removed at his request.

Meek’s case has gotten the attention of many, with Jay-Z among the many who have spoken out in support along with a petition calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to examine the matter.

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