R. Kelly’s attorney Nicole Blank Becker says the singer recently admitted that he prefers being in solitary confinement over general population because he believes his life would be in danger otherwise. Becker says Kelly is fearful of retaliation from inmates over the accusations which landed him behind bars.
Although Kelly believes he is better off in solitary, his attorney acknowledges that the option comes with some limitations. He is only allotted 15 minutes a month of phone time to speak with his family and friends, as opposed to those in general population who are given much more phone access. There’s also no TV or internet access.
Becker says Kelly’s inability to read and write is already a problem within itself, as the singer has difficulty reading the items off the commissary list.
According to Complex, Kelly is facing 18 counts for various sexual crimes against 10 victims. He was arrested last week outside of his Trump Tower apartment in Chicago on a 13-count indictment which includes charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice.