Chicago native R. Kelly is suing the Brookly detention centre where he’s being held, as he feels that he’s been subjected to “cruel and unusual punishment.”
R. Kelly filed his suit against MDC Brooklyn, claiming that the detention centre placed him on suicide watch after his sentencing. The recording artist’s lawyers argue that his 8th Amendment rights are being violated as “he is not suicidal and expressly told MDC officials that he was not suicidal and had no thoughts of harming himself or others.”
R. Kelly claims that he’s been staying in a single cell with no bed rails, showers, shaving, or toilet paper allowed. He allegedly has to eat meals with his hands and has been completely shut off from loved ones.