By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
R. Kelly and his legal team have been claiming that he’s been forced to be in solitary confinement while incarcerated for his sex crimes involving underage girls but prosecutors have been denying that. They defended themselves by saying Kelly was only there for a short amount of time and was made at his own request. Kelly will get his wish to be in the general population now though, according to his attorney, Steven Greenberg.
Greenberg told TMZ that Kelly was moved earlier today and says prosecutors put him in solitary confinement to punish him due to being a celebrity and the reasons of why he’s in prison. Moves will also be made to ensure that Kelly will be safe and in no danger while in the general population. He will also have 10 attorney visits as opposed to the one visit he was only allowed before.
Kelly is also looking forward to being able to go outside and be in the yard with other inmates. Court documents added that Kelly originally requested to be in a secluded wing of the prison called the Special Housing Unit with no cellmates. The no cellmates request was eventually denied.
The big question now is when Kelly will finally stand trial for these sex crimes that he committed in Illinois, New York, and Minnesota. His marriage with Aaliyah back in the ’90s was recently presented as evidence by prosecutors to prove that he does in fact have sex with underage girls. Kelly was 27 and Aaliyah was 15 at the time of their marriage. The certificate also lied about her being 18.
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