Disgraced RnB singer R. Kelly has been placed in solitary confinement after a punch-up with a fellow inmate. The singer’s lawyer explained that the beating was in response to numerous pro-R. Kelly rallies outside the jail.
“That’s the only place they can protect him. My understanding is, everytime there is a pro-R. Kelly protest outside of the jail, they lock down the entire facility,” said his lawyer Steven Greenberg.
When a rally happens, the facility shuts down and inmates can’t go about their daily business.
“When they do this, inmates don’t get their commissary, they don’t get their shower, stuff like that and since they’re fairly sporadic anyway, they get upset. So they’re penalizing everyone in the facility because people are protesting in support of Kelly,” he explained.
Greenberg said that Kelly suffered “minor injuries, nothing broken”, but fellow prisoners might not be so kind the next time.
“We were fortunate this time but who’s to say next time? I’m still very concerned because sure this time the guards were able to quickly stop something from happening but what happens if someone goes in his cell with a shank or something like that? Or the guards are busy doing something else?” said the lawyer.
Kelly hasn’t been convicted of a crime yet, but he is awaiting his trial date on a series of child sex abuse charges. He has on numerous occasions petitioned the Justice Department to be released in fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus.