R. Kelly’s prison dream has come true!
R. Kelly has been moved to the general population in his Chicago jail at his own request.
The transfer sparked an irate letter from Chicago prosecutors, who claimed the embattled R&B legend wanted to be in solitary in the first place, according to Page Six.
“Defendant stated that the MCC staff told him that he could ‘try it [general population] in a couple of days to see what it looked like but they can’t guarantee nothing’”
Prosecutors wrote these words, quoting from a recorded phone call Kelly placed on July 19 from Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.
“You know, and that’s why, I was like, hmmm, too many people up on you and I done seen too many movies, you know,” the crooner allegedly said on the call.
Prosecutors said prison officials planned for a safe move the moment he first asked to leave solitary on Aug. 19.
“MCC staff did not deny the request, but rather started to review the general population housing options. In fact, MCC staff took steps to ensure a safe transition to general population by initiating a threat assessment to determine if there were any safety or security concerns with housing defendant in general population,” the filing reads.
R. Kelly’s defense attorneys made the emergency call last Thursday. They were stating that their client was getting no sunlight, no “meaningful interaction with other humans” and limited email and shower access.
But prosecutors countered by writing Tuesday that Kelly has had “three phone calls and seven social visits (not including attorney phone calls and visits).”
Also, he had access to exercise three times weekly and been able to buy snacks in jail.
R. Kelly’s attorney‘s calls the statements all “ridiculous.”
“Once [prison officials] could assure his safety it was time to move him,” Greenberg said. “He has been a model inmate and should be treated with an appropriate level of respect and privilege, not as if he has misbehaved.”
Kelly is facing four sex crimes charges involving minors in three different states, including federal indictments in Illinois and Brooklyn.
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