R Kelly's lawyers want singer out of solitary confinement

R. Kelly

R. Kelly's lawyer doesn't think the disgraced singer deserves to be in solitary confinement. His attorney Steve Greenberg filed a motion on Thursday.

At the moment, authorities are holding Kelly at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois, for charges of child pornography as well as sexual abuse.

US District Judge Harry Leinenweber, who ordered Kelly held without bond in July, is slated to take up the motion Wednesday.

Kelly is getting no "meaningful interaction with other humans", and his legal team believes he's being unfairly targeted because of his alleged crimes and celebrity status, per Page Six.

But R. Kelly's illiteracy has caught up with him in a devastating way now that he is holed up in solitary confinement, with nothing but his thoughts to keep him company.

Greenberg stated, "Given that Mr. Kelly is cuffed during these visits, and there is no table, it is impossible for counsel to review documents with him and write notes".

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Last month, the acting USA marshal in Chicago told Leinenweber that the restrictive confinement was for Kelly's own safety.

Kelly reportedly wants more phone time, as he only gets one 15-minute phone call per month, in comparison to the 300 minutes allotted to other inmates. R. Kelly previously requested to have a computer in prison so that he could work on music or do anything besides staring at the ceiling and his cell bars.

Greenberg said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, that the area is "where inmates go to be punished".

Kelly is facing 18 counts for a slew of serious alleged sexual crimes against 10 victims.

R. Kelly is now charged with multiple different sexual assault, misconduct, and other related charges in the states of Illinois, Minnesota, New York as well as federal charges.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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