Wallo267 changed his Instagram display picture to a white background with black bold letter text reading “2048.” That is the year his probation ends.
The Philadelphia native, now a better man than he was when he began his 20-year prison sentence at age 17, is seeking the help of his supporters as well as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to end his probation sentence early.
Wallo, 41, will be 68 years old when his probation is up. The petition was organized by Mel Wells of One Day at a Time, a Philadelphia based organization that offers counseling and substance abuse recovery for former and current drug and alcohol users.
As of this article, the petition has just under 13,000 signatures, 2,000 short of Wallo’s 15,000 signature goal.
Wallo’s attempt at freedom falls on the back of another Philadelphia native, Meek Mill, who in 2019 saw his 12 year-long cases get dismissed with the help of Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner. After years of back to back jail sentences for violating probation, Meek plead guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge while other charges against the MMG rapper were dropped and he was free from probation.
Since his release from prison, Wallo has used his Instagram to inspire youth to avoid the life of crime that got him a 20-year prison as a teenager. Wallo has encouraged young black men to do something meaningful with their life and has willingly donated his time to the homeless and less fortunate.
Along with writing a memoir and traveling the country to motivate the youth, Wallo also is the co-host of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast alongside his cousin and Philly rapper Gillie Da King.