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Meek Mill’s long-term plan to build a jail explained

Meek Mill's mentors clear up possible plan to build a prison.

In Monday's column on Meek Mill in which I interviewed three local men who had reached out to him while he was in jail, I mentioned that the home-grown hip hop star was interested in building a prison. Some Daily News readers were shocked by that, given Mill's troubles with the legal system and heightened awareness about problems associated with mass incarceration.

Since that column appeared in the Daily News and on, I have heard from two of the men who had mentored Mill who explained that the entertainer isn't looking at building a prison as a way to enrich himself but out of a deep desire to improve conditions for inmates. I should have made that more clear in my original column. If Mill would like to elaborate even more, I'd love to chat with him.