R. Kelly’s lawyers are begging a judge to reconsider her decision last week to keep the singer locked down in jail despite the threat the disease is posing to prisoners.
R. Kelly is locked away inside of the MCC jail in Chicago, where he is being held on RICO charges for running a sexual enterprise that preyed on young girls.
The 53-year-old singer has been trying to get out of prison, claiming he is at a greater risk of contracting the coronavirus because of his age, and a recent hernia operation.
Last week, Judge Ann M. Donnelly rejected R. Kelly’ request to be released because there were no cases of the coronavirus at MCC.
But things have radically changed since last week’s decision, and MCC has verified there are at least six cases inside of the jail.