Kevin Gates Banned From Louisiana Department of Corrections After Photos Shows Him Flaunting Cash Inside Facility
Kevin Gates is no longer allowed to visit any of the Louisiana Department of Corrections facilities, according to reports. Workers at one of the DOC centers, including Elayn Hunt Correction Center, also faced consequences after Gates posted a photo of himself holding cash inside the center.
Gates has since deleted the photo that was captioned,
“I went up to the Prison today to visit #LeeLucus #CMurder #Mac #BigMarlo and #Cornbread everybody in these photos have been gone over 20 years.”
The spokesman for the DOC, Ken Pastorick, said the picture dates back to July, and that Gates was fully aware of the rules as he was on the visitation list, which means he signed forms that detailed the facility’s rules.
“As indicated in the photograph, it appears Mr. Gates had a large sum of cash, which is unacceptable, and a violation. It is against Elayn Hunt Correctional Center policy to bring case exceeding $300 into the prison, and any amount above that is considered contraband.”
Pastorick also revealed which employees got in trouble and why.
“Following the investigation, Warden Tim Hooper ended Perry Stagg’s detail as Deputy Warden of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. He has been reassigned to his previous position as an Assistant Warden at Angola, which equates to a lower position on the prison operations organizational chart, and a cut in pay. Major Jason Linzy received a letter of counseling. Additional training has been provided to staff regarding visitation policies.”
Gates allegedly ruffled feathers when he reportedly initiated the visit instead of the inmate he was actually visiting. He was also given the green light to see another inmate, whose last name was also Gates after the rapper claimed they were related. Interestingly enough, a background search later proved this to be false.
Stagg also broke the rules when he let Gates skip the
“front gate body scanner and other means of contraband detection in disregard of policy per his instruction.”
Stagg is accused of treating Gates differently because of his celebrity status. When asked why he didn’t make a report of Gates having money, Lizzy said he was
“uncertain at the time it was approved or not.”
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