R. Kelly removed from suicide watch at Brooklyn prison

R. Kelly was placed on suicide watch following his 30-year sentence
R. Kelly (Photo Credit: Splash News)

R. Kelly was removed from suicide watch by the Metropolitan Detention Center on the morning of July 5, days after Kelly sued the facility.

Kelly was placed on suicide watch on July 1 after being sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for federal racketeering and sex trafficking. Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, filed a lawsuit on July 1 claiming that his being placed on suicide watch was unfair and unnecessary.


The lawsuit also claimed that he was being subject to “cruel and unusual punishment,” which violates his 8th Amendment rights.

In documents contained by “TMZ” on July 5, Metropolitan Detention Center Warden Heriberto H. Tellez, who has also been named in the lawsuit, says he made the decision to remove Kelly from suicide watch following a “clinical assessment.”


Kelly’s next trial, for federal child pornography and obstruction charges, begins in Chicago on Aug. 1. He is also facing felony charges for prostitution with a minor in Minnesota.

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