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Judge Denies R Kelly’s Request For Early Prison Release



R Kelly's Request For Early Release Due To Coronavirus Denied

R Kelly’s Request For Early Release Due To Coronavirus Denied

Disgraced R&B star R Kelly, has been desperately trying to get out of prison and is using the coronavirus outbreak to do it, complaining that he has to buy his own antibacterial soap.

The incarcerated singer is one of the many stars who filed motions to be released from jail early due to the coronavirus outbreak. But unfortunately, his request was denied.

The Bureau of Prisons has suspended legal and social visits as part of its efforts to prevent coronavirus outbreaks at its facilities, and the star says that he has not been able to meet with his lawyers, but the judge doesn’t feel as though Kelly should be walking the streets.

R Kelly's Request For Early Release Due To Coronavirus Denied

“While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release,” U.S. District Judge Anne Donnelly wrote in her opinion, according to Billboard. “At present, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the MCC in Chicago.”

“The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses. The defendant has not explained how those risks have changed,” Donnelly added.

“The defendant here has not demonstrated an analogous change in circumstances that would alter the Court’s conclusion that he is a flight risk and that he poses danger to the community, particularly to prospective witnesses.”

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