R. Kelly is used to a certain type of lifestyle, and solitary confinement just doesn’t come close.
There’s no space for R Kelly to stretch, no one to talk to, he barely gets enough time to clean himself throughout the week, and he can’t even watch the soaps—if that’s what he’s into. So he’s trying to get an upgraded cell.
But the Bureau of Prisons believes that it’s in his best interest to stay far away from other inmates.
The R&B singer is currently awaiting his trial at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Chicago. He was arrested in July by federal authorities for child pornography and sex abuse charges.
Based off what Page Six reports, R Kelly’s lawyers filed an emergency motion on Thursday in an attempt to get the disgraced singer out of solitary confinement.
In their motion to get him out, they argue that Kelly is being treated unfairly and that he should be able to mingle with the general population.
Here’s part of what they wrote:
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Kelly has complained about being in solitary confinement. Just earlier this month, the 52-year-old “It Seems Like You’re Ready” singer made a fuss about having no one to rely on. As you may know, Kelly has a difficult time reading and writing, so being alone in cell-only adds to his limitations. His lawyer says that he gets plenty of fan mail, but needs help reading it all.
That’s just one more reason his lawyers want him moved to another floor with more freedom.
But, Kelly’s chances of that happening look slim. With him being a high profile celebrity and accused of sexual misconduct, he’s a walking target.
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