R. Kelly has had his latest request for bail denied by a judge, making it number seven.
Kelly’s lawyers tried to appeal his prior bail denials by detailing his recent jailhouse beating. They said the staff did not “lift a finger” until the very end of Kelly’s beatdown.
US District Judge Harry Leinenweber was not persuaded and denied the request.
“While this incident is concerning, it does not warrant immediate release,” Leinenweber wrote, according to Page Six. “This single isolated incident does not suggest that the Bureau of Prisons is incapable of safely housing Mr. Kelly.”
The inmate who beat Kelly has since been transferred from the facility.
“In any event, release from custody is not the appropriate remedy for such a wrong,” the judge said. “If Mr. Kelly wishes to challenge the conditions of his confinement or the MCC’s ability to protect him, he can bring those claims in a separate civil action following proper exhaustion of administrative remedies,” Leinenweber added.
He most likely will.