BuzzShade learnt that R. Kelly have filed suit against MDC Brooklyn with claim that they are subjecting him to “cruel and unusual punishment” under the harsh conditions of suicide watch.
He claimed that they are being cruel and harsh on him because he’s a celebrity.
R. Kelly claimed he was put on suicide watch this week after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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He argued his 8th Amendment rights are being violated because “he is not suicidal and expressly told MDC officials that he was not suicidal and had no thoughts of harming himself or others.”
According to Kelly, he’s been placed in a single cell without bed rails, no showers, no shaving, no toilet paper, being forced to eat meals with his hands, and being shut off from loved ones.
Kelly also says it’s ironic inmates on suicide watch don’t even receive psychiatric care.
Kelly is suing for damages from emotional distress.
TMZ reports that The Bureau of Prisons said: “The BOP is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all inmates in our population, our staff, and the public. Humane treatment of the men and women in our custody is a top priority.”