After filing a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons earlier this week, Kodak Black is taking additional steps in hopes of getting released from United States Penitentiary, Big Sandy federal prison in Kentucky.
TMZ reports that Kodak’s legal team has reached out to President Donald Trump to commute his prison sentence. One of his attorney’s, Bradford Cohen, confirmed this afternoon that “commutation has been filed” to the current President of the United States in the hopes of cutting Kodak’s sentence short.
“It details why we feel it would be appropriate in his situation,” Cohen says of the petition. “We still have the pending case in Washington DC against the BOP and the one in Miami against the US Marshall Service.”
In TMZ’s report, Cohen and Kodak’s other attorney, Jonathan Schwartz, also claim that the Florida artist, who is currently serving 46 months in prison for a federal gun case, received a sentence longer than the average punishment for the same crime, which is typically 18 months.
The alleged abuse Kodak has faced in prison including being beaten by guards in the facility, religious suppression and mental abuse are also reportedly detailed in the petition to secure Kodak’s freedom.
Kodak Black has been petitioning for his release since the sentence came down in March. During the height of the COVID-19, Kodak was one of several artists behind bars requesting to be placed on home confinement due to concerning prison conditions.
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Story via TMZ – Kodak Black is turning to Donald Trump for help … he's begging the President to commute his prison sentence. The rapper's attorneys, Bradford Cohen and Jonathan Schwartz, sent a petition to Trump, obtained by TMZ, asking the Prez to cut Kodak a break. Kodak's camp has lots of reasons why Trump should commute his sentence … Cohen points out Kodak was sentenced to 46 months behind bars in his federal gun case, and claims the average sentence for the same crime is 18 months. As you know, Kodak's locked up in a maximum-security federal prison in Kentucky, but Cohen says it's not warranted … he claims the Bureau of Prisons "erroneously" viewed Kodak as level 4 criminal history, paving the way for Kodak to be housed in a maximum-security facility. Cohen claims the judge only put Kodak at a level 2, which means he could be housed at a lower security prison. Kodak's attorney's also argue he's being unfairly punished for assaulting a prison guard in Miami … repeating their earlier claim that Kodak was set up and possibly drugged. KB's legal team also claims he was punished twice for the incident with the guard in Miami … Cohen says Kodak was only supposed to get a 6-month sentence, but instead ended up with year-long punishment, which has kept him in total lockdown since last September, resulting in no phone calls or visits from anyone but his attorneys. Trump's also being asked to consider abuse Kodak's allegedly suffering in prison — beatings at the hands of guards, religious suppression and mental abuse. As we first told you … Kodak's suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons for alleged torture and denial of access to a rabbi, which his attorney's claim is a violation of his constitutional rights