Meek Mill was pardoned Thursday by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
The rapper took to Instagram and shared a photo of the official document from the Governor’s Office pardoning him regarding his drug and weapons offenses in 2008.
“Thankyall (crying emoji) just started doing more for my community on god! #newlevelsunlocked (sic),” he wrote in the caption.
On his Instagram Stories, the 35-year-old Governor thanked Wolf for “the reset of life,” while adding on Twitter, “I was pardoned today… I really take things far from being a trench baby!”
The pardon document, which Meek redacted in part, reads: “The Board of Pardons, after a full hearing, upon public notice, and in open hearing, has recommended in writing, with the reasons therefor, a pardon for said Robert R. Williams.”
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Meek was convicted in 2008 on drug and weapons charges and sent to prison. He was released after serving seven months and placed on five years’ probation.
He subsequently spent the next several years in and out of prison for violations of his probation. His conviction was overturned in 2019 by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Since his release, Meek has become an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, co-founding the nonprofit organization REFORM Alliance.