Kodak Black was released from solitary, but is still serving a prison sentence.
Kodak Black has been released from solitary confinement at the Broward County Jail in Florida where he’s currently incarcerated after being indicted on weapons and drug possession charges following a police raid in his house January.
The 20-year-old rapper, née Dieuson Octave, was reportedly punished with 30 days in solitary confinement over improper use of the phone. Black was allegedly put through to a person he was not allowed to speak to in the course of a phone call he made.
“In my 21 years of practice, I’ve never had someone get 30 days solitary for a 3 way call,” the rapper’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, told Billboard last week. Cohen claims it was only the fact that Black had made the call, not what was said during it, that prompted him to being moved to solitary. Cohen had objected to the move, urging that the artist should be able to see his tutor and have access to his laptop, which he’s using to study for his GED.
According to Cohen, he has now been transferred back into general population in Broward jail.
Black also confirmed his reentry to the prison’s general population with a post to Twitter Monday:
Fresh out the bing… that boy @chrisbrown just dropped 10 racks on my books, that’s love.
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) March 19, 2018
Cohen told Pitchfork, “After we objected to the move and requested they provide details about how many other inmates were punished in a similar way, the Sheriffs office decided to remove him from solitary confinement.”
Black is due back in court on May 3 for two charges against him that he’s previously pleaded not guilty to. Three of the original charges he was arrested for in January were dropped, which included possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm and child neglect.
Kodak Black was also indicted on sexual assault charges in October and is currently awaiting trial.
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