"I'd like to thank God, my family and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time," Meek Mill said in a statement on Twitter.
Florida, an often crucial state in presidential elections, is one of only four to not automatically restore voting rights after felons have completed their sentences.
Samuel Harrell died because he was handcuffed, punched, kicked and stomped by guards, according to his widow, including by officers belonging to a group that inmates called the "Beat Up Squad."
Staff shortages at prisons due to low pay and dangerous work conditions perpetuate this cycle in Maryland and other states, officials say.
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