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Report: Meek Mill's lawyers take appeal to "a higher court"

James DimmockMeek Mill, who's currently serving a prison sentence for violating probation, has officially appealed the judge's decision, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports that the rapper's lawyer asked "a higher court to free the rapper," based on their claim that "the judge was unfair and biased against him."   

TMZ adds that Meek's lawyers "have ordered a full transcript to show the appeals court the judge was prejudiced."

This news comes several days after Judge Genece Brinkley denied the rapper's bail because, as previously reported, she believes that Meek -- born Robert Rihmeek Williams -- is a "flight risk" and "a danger to the community." 

She also alleged that the rapper "might have lied to the police and his probation officer about his address" and questions "the validity of his clean drug tests."  

Meek's lawyers started a legal campaign in November to have Judge Brinkley removed from the recording artist's case. 

They claim that she imposed a harsher-than-usual sentence on the rapper, even though the prosecutor hadn't requested jail time, and that she "repeatedly offered inappropriate personal and professional advice" to Meek.  

In other news, according to TMZ, Meek is allegedly making nineteen cents an hour at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania where he's being held.

TMZ says that he's cleaning up the cell block and prison grounds, as well as cooking and serving food and washing dishes as a part of the "general labor crew."   

He's supposedly also on the wait list for therapy courses, and is allowed to use the electrical and carpentry shops. 

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