Young Thug’s lawyer filed an emergency motion in an attempt to get his client out of jail.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ and WSB-TV, attorney Brian Steel claims Young Thug is being held in a “dungeon-like” cell in the Fulton County Jail. Steel says his client is stuck in solitary confinement with no opportunity to exercise or shower.
Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, was arrested in a sweeping RICO case against alleged YSL gang members on Monday (May 9). He was denied bond, prompting his lawyer to file an emergency motion.
“The failure to schedule a bond hearing for this innocent man, coupled with the inhumane and unconstitutional treatment of Mr. Williams, mandates that this Honorable Court grant bond until a hearing can be held,” Steel contends in the filing.
If the YSL Records rapper doesn’t receive a bond hearing, his attorney wants better conditions for his client in the Fulton County Jail. Steel requested Young Thug’s removal from isolation and “access to televisions, windows, showers and other surroundings that pretrial detainees typically receive.”
Young Thug was originally charged with conspiring to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participating in criminal street gang activity. He was hit with additional drug and firearms charges following a raid of his home.
Prosecutors also accuse Young Thug of renting a vehicle used in a deadly shooting. His lawyer addressed the allegation in the filing for a bond hearing.
“There is no allegation by the Grand Jury that Mr. Williams had knowledge of this crime, had knowledge that this rented vehicle would be used in any supposed crime or that Mr. Williams was a party to this supposed crime,” Steel proclaims.
Young Thug and Gunna are the most notable names listed in a 56-count indictment against alleged YSL gang members. Like his mentor, Gunna remains in custody after being denied bond.