Lawyers for Young Thug filed an emergency motion on Friday in Fulton County Superior Court for a bond hearing.
The motion was filed after the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, was denied bond in his RICO case because he’s considered a flight risk.
His lawyers claim the rapper’s current in-custody housing is “inhumane” and “torturous.”
Young Thug was initially booked into Fulton County jail but was moved to Cobb County jail for his safety.
Attorney Brian Steel says the rapper is being held in solitary confinement in a windowless cement room “as if he is a forgotten person alone in the world.”
Mr. Williams is held in a cement small area.
There’s a light on all the time. He gets inedible food.
He has no contact with any human being except for his counsel.
He will be vindicated but this is wrong.
He is being treated the exact same as the person next door to him who has been arrested tried and convicted for murder and sentenced to death.
The Cobb County Sheriff said Young Thug is being held in administrative solitary confinement for his own safety and that the lights stay on so that officers can check in and make sure he’s okay.
The failure to schedule a bond hearing for this innocent man, coupled with the inhumane and unconstitutional treatment of Mr. Williams, mandates that this Honorable Court grant bond until a hearing can be held.
Attorney Steele wants the rapper to be granted bond or at least better in-custody housing.
Williams is not held in isolation and that he be given access to televisions, windows, showers and other surroundings that pretrial detainees typically receive.
Rapper Gunna, who is also one of the 28 people named in the 88-page indictment, was also denied bond.
Watch a few news reports below, including a report where Young Thug’s father says he is wrongfully accused.
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