Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, after a fellow prisoner claimed that YNW Melly was in possession of shanks and pipe bombs, authorities restricted his visitations.
A fellow prisoner of YNW Melly allegedly discovered pipe bombs in the rapper's cell.
YNW Melly's attorneys submitted a request to relax the limits on his visitations in the Broward County prison, according to court records acquired by AllHipHop.
After one convict accused the 23-year-old artist, whose real name is Jamell Demons, of having shanks and pipe bombs, he was subject to restrictions.
“On or around late March 2022, another inmate filed a grievance alleging that Mr. Demons was in possession of shanks and pipe bombs,” his legal team wrote.
“In response correction personnel conducted a search of the entire dorm, at which time Mr. Demons was found with one (1) writing utensil and potato chips.
However, another inmate on the dorm was found in possession of shanks, prescription drugs and other contraband.”
Following the search, limits were placed on YNW Melly. He has only been permitted to meet with his lawyers in a visiting room that is too small to accommodate his complete legal team for a number of months.
“Despite Mr. Demons not having any relationship with this inmate, Mr. Demons and his attorneys have been restricted from having customary visits due to the discovery of contraband in the possession of the third-party inmate,” his legal team noted.
“Over five (5)months have passed, which is more than enough time for the facility housing Mr. Demons to make a determination regarding the allegations set forth in the grievance”
The lawyers claimed that the limitations prevent them from adequately preparing for YNW Melly's case. Additionally, they claim that Florida law and his constitutional rights are violated by the restricted access.
YNW Melly, who has been imprisoned since 2019, is presently sitting in court awaiting a first-degree murder trial. In 2018, he is charged with the murders of his pals Anthony Williams (also known as YNW Sakchaser) and Christopher Thomas Jr. (also known as YNW Juvy).