Meek Mill and Amazon Prime Video announced a six-part documentary series that will follow Meek Mill and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system. In collaboration with Meek and executive producers Shawn Carter, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, and produced by Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), the series will give viewers access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey, while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of color.
The series is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
In November 2017, Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sent to county lockup for two to four years after he was captured popping a wheelie in an Instagram video. It was the third time Judge Genece Brinkley sent Meek to prison for violating his probation. But this latest sentencing caused widespread outrage as being too severe and triggered a series of investigations, which will be explored in this documentary series. Many advocates see Meek’s sentence as evidence of the inequalities in a criminal justice system where African-Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites.
The series is produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation in partnership with Roc Nation, investigative journalist Paul Solotaroff, and documentary filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff. For IPC the executive producers are Holzman and Saidman.