His mom, Marcelene Simmons, hired civil rights attorney Ben Crump to look into her son’s complaints. Mr. Crump, Simmons, and fellow attorneys Devon Jacob and Sue-Ann Robinson, found out Kodak was transferred out of a low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Miami only after arriving at the prison for a welfare check. The rapper was moved to a facility in Kentucky.
Jacob stated he’s had difficulty meeting with his client even prior to the transfer. The family and attorneys believe that this is being done intentionally so that he is unable to meet with his attorneys, which is a violation of his rights.
In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Crump, asked whether the last minute transfer was a ploy to keep Kodak from speaking to his attorneys, “Right before I was going to meet with him, he was put on a bus to Kentucky. Was he intentionally moved so he couldn’t meet with his attorney?”
Along with @notjustalawyer and @DevonMJacob I will be representing Kodak to make sure he is being treated fairly.
Right before I was going to meet with him, he was put on a bus to Kentucky. Was he intentionally moved so he couldn't meet with his attorney?
— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) January 23, 2020
Simmons believes her son is in real danger, saying she will “kill herself” if anything happens to him. “I want to make sure my son is OK.. I want to make sure they don’t kill my son.”
Kodak has claimed prison guard and inmates are out to harm him. After a fight with another inmate Kodak said he was pepper sprayed and “beaten so brutally that I had to be taken to the Box in a wheelchair.”
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On October 29th I was laced with an unknown substance here in Miami, FDC. That substance gave me an out of body experience and had me feeling like I was possessed and dying slowly. Upon this experience i managed to go to the CO’s office to seek medical Attention (As shown on surveillance cameras). I was denied ! This left me in a state of paranoia. Shortly after I got into an altercation with an innate. This same CO who denied me medical attention, proceeded to pepper spray me which instantly impaired my vision and I was oblivious to who was punching and grabbing me repeatedly in the face. Even after I was on the floor they continued to strike me and deploy more people. I was summoning for them to stop while gasping for my breath. This near death experience felt like dogs were tearing at my skin while they were grabbing and beating me while I was under the influence of this unknown substance that mysteriously hasn’t popped up in my Urine analysis and mysteriously the inmate I was fighting with went home the next day. I was beaten so brutally that I had to be taken to the Box in a wheelchair. I have been here for 45 days without commissary, hygiene stressed out and on psych meds. Having to mourn the loss of my brother Juice World behind the doors. Prior to this there were a few inmates who intentionally beat up … An officer and no charges were filed. Meanwhile I get into a fight with another inmate and this officer jumps in to inflict harm on himself and capitalize on my status as a local celebrity … I had officers tell me that the CO was ok that night and that he is trying to go this route. Because he self checked himself in the hospital. I have also heard officers tell me that the CO has been back to FDC and bragging that he will get a quarter million from me. I want to shed this light on police brutality and the tactics they use to cover their behinds. #JUSTICEFORKODAK
Black was sentenced last November to 46 months in prison after pleading guilt to lying about his criminal record when he purchased firearms on multiple occasions. He’s expected to b freed in August 2022.