Tory Lanez In General Prison Population With No Extra Security
Tory Lanez has gotten his way in being transferred to the general population at North Kern State Prison.
The Toronto rapper is now living among the rest of North Kern’s prison community and follows the same schedule as a majority of the inmates, TMZ reports. After spending months in isolation, due to his celebrity status, Lanez now wakes up at 6:30 in the morning before having breakfast in the chow hall and performing work release duties.
Work release typically involves a variety of hands-on jobs, including plumbing, carpentry, and fixing air conditioners. Inmates can also attend classes to receive work credits. Those who aren’t working enjoy time in the dayroom or rec room and receive tablets to speak with their family.
Box lunches are provided to inmates and can be eaten at any time of the day. Educational programs include opportunities to obtain certificates, college, and eve master’s degrees. Inmates can also take part in personal development courses like anti-drug programs, alternatives to violence, and parenting classes.
Dinner is served after a mandatory headcount at 5 p.m. Afterward, inmates can hang out in the dayroom or yard until 9 p.m. when it’s lights out for everyone.
Lanez’s new schedule followed by almost 96 percent of the general prison population. He receives no added security and spends his days like most inmates.
It’s what the “Say It” singer wanted and something his legal team stressed was important for his prison experience. In December 2022, Lanez was found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion during a heated exchange in July 2020.
His three felony charges were assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. In August, Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
There were reports of Lanez being offered a four-year plea deal in 2021 but he turned it down and reportedly was convinced he would win his trial. After his sentencing, Lanez issued a statement and refused to apologize to Megan, but he did profess his innocence.
“Regardless of how they try to spin my words, I have always maintained my innocence and I always will,” Lanez wrote.
Now he gets to enjoy chow and box lunches while Megan recently performed alongside Beyoncé as part of her “Renaissance” tour. She also dropped her second single with Cardi B, “Bongos,” which they performed at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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