R. KELLY: Placed in General Population

For better or worse, R. Kelly is now part of the general population in prison.

The singer’s lawyer has been complaining about his conditions while in solitary confinement. But now the leash has been loosened. Kells has been upgraded to 10 non-attorney visits a month, 10 times what he was previously entitled to. He’ll also be allowed more phone calls and E-mails. And he’ll get more fresh air and rec time.

Prosecutors allege it was actually Kelly who requested to be placed in solitary confinement. He was eventually given cellmates. They say he hasn’t been in “true solitary” for the past three weeks. (TMZ)

Hot Takes:

  • Apparently he doesn’t need to worry about his safety in general population because special precautions have been made to keep him safe.
  • Then again, weren’t there special measures taken to keep Jeffrey Epstein secure?
  • Even if you don’t like the idea of him getting “special treatment,” keep in mind prosecutors need to keep him alive through the trial if they want to see justice served.
  • Solitary confinement really is cruel and inhumane. Being in isolation for a long time like that can really impact your health on all levels — physically, mentally and emotionally.