R. Kelly‘s legal team is scrambling to get the singer out of solitary confinement while he awaits trial.
You may recall, the singer initially wanted to be in solitary for his own protection [inmates aren’t fond of predators], but he quickly learned he couldn’t handle it.
According to R. Kelly’s attorney, he was miserable – unable to read his Bible or fan mail due to being illiterate.
Not to mention, for many, solitary confinement is mental torture.
Via Page Six:
Kelly is getting no sunlight, no “meaningful interaction with other humans,” limited email access and is allowed to shower just three times a week, his lawyers said in the motion.
He’s being unfairly targeted because of his charges and because of his celebrity status, his lawyers said.
Kelly is being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Chicago after being arrested by federal authorities on child pornography and sex abuse charges in July.
“In essence, even though he has not violated a single BOP rule, Mr. Kelly is being unconstitutionally punished and segregated from the rest of the prison population,” they wrote in the motion.
Do you think the motion should or will be granted?