Update: Young Thug – Jail Officials React To His Lawyer Calling Conditions Inhumane & Torturous: It’s Not The Ritz Carlton!
Update #1: The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is responding to complaints about conditions inside the jail. A jail official says,
“This is a jail, it is a detention center. It’s not the Ritz Carlton, so you have to recognize that”.
Members of the media were allowed inside the jail to view conditions. Col. Temtris Atkins explained,
“The purpose of today is to let the community know that we’re not doing anything that we don’t want them to see. We run an above-board jail and we want anybody and everybody to know that.”
Original Story: Young Thug’s lawyers have filed an emergency motion for a bond hearing due to “inhumane” housing!
Attorney Brian Steel says the Atlanta rapper is being held in total isolation in a windowless cement compartment with only a bed and a toilet. He claims an overhead light that remains on 24 hours a day is preventing Young Thug (born Jeffrey Williams) from getting any sleep. His lawyers also claim the 30-year-old rapper has no access to any type of media and that he hasn’t been given the opportunity to exercise, shower or have any human interaction other than his counsel.
In the new motion, lawyers called Young Thug’s housing conditions “inhumane,” saying he’s being held in solitary confinement in a windowless cement room “as if he is a forgotten person alone in the world.”
As previously reported, Young Thug was arrested on Monday (May 9) in a gang-related indictment that named 28 people. He was taken into police custody on an 88-page indictment, including murder, robbery, and assault charges with a timeline of events dating back to 2015.