R. Kelly Pleads To Be Let Out Of Solitary Confinement
Embattled international singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly better known by his performing name, R. Kelly has filed legal documents through his lawyer making a plea to a federal judge to remove him from solitary confinement and put him in general population.
His plea is a risky one because solitary confinement can either drive an inmate crazy or get you killed if you are accused of sex crimes involving underage girls.
According to a report by the celebrity gossip blog, TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg filed legal documents claiming the solitary area where the Grammy award-winning singer is confined is designed for punishment not housing pending trial. The lawyer is asking the judge to consider that solitary is taking a big toll on Kelly’s physical and mental health.
Greenberg went ahead to give examples saying that Kelly he has no meaningful interaction with human beings, no time outside getting sunlight, no access to media, no recreational activities, no face-to-face visitations that are not recorded, showering only three days a week and one 15-minute telephone call per month. The singer is also not permitted to buy snacks or candy from the commissary.
According to Greenberg, Kelly’s hasn’t violated any rules and has not been convicted of a crime, yet he’s being treated as such. Greenberg is of the opinion that Kelly is being punished because of his “celebrity status” and the fact he’s charged with sex crimes involving minors.