Feds say R. Kelly wasn’t placed on suicide watch as punishment

R. Kelly’s claims that he was positioned on suicide watch at a Brooklyn jail as punishment for his rampant intercourse crimes have been scoffed at by prosecutors.

The “Ignition” singer was given the correct remedy at Metropolitan Detention Heart after final week’s sentencing, in line with court docket papers filed by federal prosecutors.

The feds added that Kelly wants to regulate to life behind bars for the “terribly severe crimes” he has dedicated.

Kelly’s attorneys argued in a lawsuit filed Friday that the R&B legend was being held in a “gulag” and was solely positioned on suicide watch due to his “excessive profile” standing.

In an emergency response to Kelly’s swimsuit, feds mentioned the singer was being monitored “for his personal security.”

A Bureau of Prisons psychologist “performed an in-person evaluation” of Kelly after he was sentenced final week to 30 years behind bars, in line with court docket papers filed on behalf of Brooklyn US Legal professional Breon Peace.

The jail physician decided that being on watch was in Kelly’s greatest curiosity.

Federal prosecutors denied R. Kelly's claim that he was placed on suicide watch in jail as a punishment for his sexual abuse conviction.
Federal prosecutors denied R. Kelly’s declare that he was positioned on suicide watch in jail as a punishment for his sexual abuse conviction.
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The feds additionally mentioned the disgraced singer “fails to argue that his time on suicide watch is especially harsh in comparison with bizarre jail life.”

“Considerably, Plaintiff doesn’t clarify why placement on the suicide watch checklist will trigger him irreparable psychological hurt separate and aside from his incarceration typically,” prosecutors Melanie Speight and Joseph Marutollo wrote.

“Plaintiff’s present life circumstances undoubtedly convey emotional misery. Plaintiff has been convicted of terribly severe crimes in a case that has generated immense public consideration. He’s a convicted intercourse offender who has been sentenced to spend the following three a long time in jail.”

Kelly was placed on suicide watch at the Metropolitan Detention Center after he was sentenced.
Kelly was positioned on suicide watch on the Metropolitan Detention Heart after he was sentenced.
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The feds’ court docket papers, filed Saturday, additionally famous that Kelly — who was convicted of exploiting his fame to prey on underage followers — “faces one other federal legal trial in Chicago for prices associated to baby pornography.”

“Nothing in Plaintiff’s criticism or movement means that the alleged situations of being on suicide watch at [Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center] are, alone, producing Plaintiff extreme misery, quite than these different urgent considerations,” the prosecutors wrote.

On Friday, Kelly filed a possible $100 million swimsuit alleging that he was being subjected to “merciless and strange punishment” and “intentional infliction of emotional misery” by the scrutiny supposed to maintain him from killing himself within the MDC, which he claimed “is run like a gulag.”

The feds mentioned that Kelly’s request for a preliminary injunction to free him from suicide watch needs to be denied and that they’d search to have his swimsuit thrown out of court docket “following correct service of the Grievance.”

Kelly’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean — who in court docket papers mentioned that Kelly wasn’t suicidal and in contrast his remedy to that of kid intercourse trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell — referred to as the feds’ response “fully poor.”

“Notably, they didn’t present the precise evaluation to the court docket (or me) even below seal,” Bonjean mentioned in an e-mail Sunday.

“The federal government’s argument in a nutshell is the BOP can do what it desires within the title of the inmate’s security and well-being, even once we know they’re truly inflicting hurt to the inmate and nobody can query it, even the courts.”

Bonjean added: “Permitting the BOP to function in this kind of secrecy ought to terrify everybody.”

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