R. Kelly was taken off the federal prison in Brooklyn’s suicide watch

R. Kelly was taken off the federal prison in Brooklyn's suicide watch

R. Kelly was taken off the federal prison in Brooklyn’s suicide watch

Following a clinical evaluation, R. Kelly was taken off suicide watch on Tuesday morning, according to a document submitted by the prosecution in federal court.

The disgraced R&B performer was put on suicide watch after being given a 30-year jail term last week for sex trafficking and racketeering, according to court records submitted on Saturday.

According to court filings, Robert Sylvester Kelly, 55, who goes by Kelly, sued the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, its warden, unspecified personnel, and the United States for putting him under suicide watch surveillance.

R. Kelly removed from suicide watch in reversal by prosecutors

Kelly said, in the federal government’s response to his case, that he was “put on suicide watch as a means of punishment even though he was not suicidal.”

According to court records, Kelly’s claims should be rejected because they “fail to establish a considerable possibility of success for relief,” according to the prison’s legal representatives.

Kelly met the requirements to be placed under supervision, thus the jail intended to keep him on suicide watch, according to the court filings.


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