Meek Mill to remain in prison

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December 05, 2017
FILE - In this November 6, 2017 file photo rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice centre in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP):

A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he's a "danger to the community".

Common Pleas judge Genece Brinkley denied a request to allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania prison.

Mill's attorney said they plan to appeal her ruling, saying it continues a "long pattern of unfair treatment".

The judge's decision comes after the state Superior Court last week told her to act "without further delay" on a two-week-old request to free the rapper.

Mill was sentenced last month to two to four years for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Mill's probation officer and a prosecutor had recommended that he not be jailed.

His imprisonment has sparked backlash in opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads.