Days after he sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons for alleged torture and religious suppression, Kodak Black’s legal team has reportedly petitioned President Donald Trump to commute his prison sentence.
Attorneys for the 23-year-old hip-hop star sent a petition to Trump urging him to commute Black’s 46-month sentence in a federal weapons case.
The rapper is currently locked up at the high-security United States Penitentiary, Big Sandy, in Inez. He was moved there last October after previously being held at a prison in Miami.
“The fact that a non-violent paperwork offense by an individual who is not a convicted felon, recieved (sic) 46 months and was sent to a max security prison, 1100 miles from his (home), who has been in the bix (sic) on 23 hour lock down since September 2019, with no visitation, no programs and no phone privileges is not justice,” wrote attorney Bradford Cohen in a Thursday Instagram post.
Cohen confirmed to the New York Daily News that the petition had been signed and dispatched the commander-in-chief.
“Where (the Bureau of Prisons) made a significant error in his designation paperwork,” Cohen wrote in the Instagram post.
“The treatment coupled with the actual crime calls for true justice to intervene and say enough is enough. Individuals similarly situated received significantly less time. We are asking for what is fair.”
According to TMZ, the petition states that Kodak had been suffering continuing abuse from guards, with the rapper “being placed by guards in a backless paper gown on a 4-point restraint for more than 6 hours … with no access to a bathroom.”
In the suit, Kodak claims he is being constantly beaten up by guards who also emotionally abuse him.