Young Thug’s attorney addressed the rapper’s “dungeon-like” prison conditions in an emergency filing.
Brian Steel said the rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, is being “in solitary confinement” in a “windowless cement compartment with only a bed and toilet and overhead lights that shine 24 hours a day”. according to a petition filed today (May 13) (adopted Rolling Stone).
He also alleges that his clients are unable to sleep, rest or meditate due to the disorienting environment and “no opportunity to exercise, shower or interact with people”.
“Mr. Williams, an innocent man, completely isolated from the world, must get immediate relief,” added Steel.
It comes after Williams was arrested on gang-related charges earlier this week.
He is one of 28 people charged in an indictment centered on the alleged street gang YSL (“Young Slime Life”), believed to have formed in Atlanta in 2012. Thug is under suspicion was one of three founding members of the alleged gang, while rapper Gunna was also among those listed in the indictment, who was arrested.
Gunna’s attorneys have since responded that his indictment also “has serious problems” and stated that he is “innocent”.
Thug has since been attacked on seven other counts. At the time of his arrest, the rapper was charged with two counts: participation in street crime gang activity and conspiracy to violate Georgia’s Influential and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Steel, stated at the time that its client “did not break any laws” and that his team “will fight this case ethically, legally and enthusiastically”.
Two of the other charges that have been issued since then are drug-related: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance with intent to distribute. . There are also two firearms counts: possession of a firearm during a felony and possession of a sawed handgun, sawed rile, machine gun, dangerous weapon, or silencer.
Williams has also been charged with three counts of being a person employed or associated with a street crime gang to conduct or participate in criminal gang activity through the commission of a crime.
Both Young Thug and Gunna are also being charged with “conspiracy,” regarding the lyrics and social media posts the rappers made, with lines from the songs including the collaboration. their ‘Slatty’ or ‘Bad Boy of Young Thug and Juice WRLD’ ‘among them.
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