R. Kelly Released from Suicide Watch Days Following Suing Prison

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R. Kelly was just removed from suicide watch after it emerged that he was suing prison for putting him on observation. According to APKelly was removed after a followup “clinical assessment”He was not considered a danger to himself. The watch was initially requested by the prosecution because it was essential for the singer’s safety. “own safety.”

Kelly, however, has filed to sue Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn for the suicide watch. per PEOPLE. The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer — real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly — claims that he was placed on suicide watch for “purely punitive reasons”Because he is an a “high-profile inmate.”Jennifer Bonjean, Kelly’s lawyer issued a statement PEOPLE, writing, “MDC has a policy of placing high profile individuals under the harsh conditions of suicide watch whether they are suicidal or not (this was done recently with Ghislaine Maxwell).”

“MDC Brooklyn is being run like a gulag,”She added. “My partner and I spoke with Mr. Kelly following his sentencing, he expressed that he was mentally fine and ONLY expressed concern that even though he was NOT suicidal, MDC would place him on suicide watch (as they did following the guilty verdict).” Bonjean concluded, “We have just sued MDC Brooklyn.”

Kelly was sentenced in June to 30 years imprisonment for racketeering and sex trafficking. Federal prosecutors had requested that Kelly be sentenced to at least 25 years. The singer was facing the possibility that he would spend his entire life behind bars.

The disgraced R&B singer declined to make a comment, prior to his sentencing, but before handing the sentence down, Judge Ann M. Donnelly made a statement. Kelly’s violent behavior was referred to by her. “carefully planned,”She warned that Kelly’s actions should not be tolerated by the public. Kelly was also criticised. “indifference to human suffering,”He was deeply saddened by the convictions he received. “broken lives.” DeadlineAt 55, he was three decades behind bars “virtually amounts to a life sentence.”Scroll down to learn more and see the reactions of social media users.

Kelly had not been in court before a criminal court jury for the last trial. Back in 2008, Kelly was cleared of child pornography allegations at a Chicago trial. He is still being charged in Chicago with child pornography, obstruction of justice and other charges. These charges are set for trial in August.