R. Kelly Fears for Life in Prison, Says Solitary Confinement Is Fine

July 19, 2019

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R. Kelly's lawyer Nicole Blank Becker tells TMZ that her client is afraid for his life in prison, and wants to be kept in solitary confinement rather than mixed in with the general prison population. Kelly is facing an indeterminate period behind bars as he fights multiple sex crime charges in a number of different jurisdictions, and a judge this week denied him bond. The singer is afraid that the nature of his alleged crimes--which involve underage girls--makes him a target for retaliation from fellow prisoners. Although solitary has the advantage of keeping him physically safe, Becker says that fact the singer can't read or write because of a learning disability makes solitary that much harder since he has nobody to help him read the commissary list or lunch menu.