As Pooh Shiesty continues to serve out his 63-month prison sentence, Gucci Mane is coming through and advocating for the “Back in Blood” rapper.
Gucci Mane Demands For USP Pollock To Be ‘Investigated Immediately’
Gucci Mane spoke out about Shiesty through Twitter on Wednesday morning. He started off with a broad message regarding how people “do not pay attention to how inmates are treated.” Then, Gucci listed off some of the alleged ways that Shiesty has been done dirty.
“Pooh has been sent to a prison over 1500 mikes from his home, 23hr lockdown and given empty food trays.”
He went on to say that the prison—United States Penitentiary, Pollock (USP Pollock)—”should be investigated immediately.” He also tagged President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris, along with #prisonreform and #movepooh.
We do not pay attention to how inmates are treated! Pooh has been sent to a prison over 1500 miles from his home, 23hr lockdown and given empty food trays. USP Pollock should be investigated immediately. #movepooh #prisonreform @POTUS @VP @KamalaHarris
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) December 14, 2022
According to TMZ, Gucci’s statements are corroborated by Pooh Shiesty’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen.
The attorney alleges that Shiesty has been on 23-hour lockdown for about 6 months. Additionally, he reportedly says that the rapper’s communication with the outside world is being heavily restricted.
Gucci Made His Statement After YNW Melly Pled For Help From Jail
While it’s unclear whether Gucci’s statement will have a positive impact on Shiesty’s situation, we should note that it comes mere days after another artist blasted his holding conditions on social media.
As The Shade Room previously reported, YNW Melly—a rapper who’s awaiting a double-murder trial in Florida—spoke on the matter through two separate Instagram uploads on Monday. In one post, he said that he was “officially in fear of [his] life.”
The rapper went on to claim that he’s been subjected to “cruel and unusual punishment” before adding that he is “not safe in the hands of these people.” Melly also name-dropped specific officers before alleging that he’s had his phone privileges and access to media revoked.
What do you think about Gucci Mane speaking on Pooh Shiesty’s situation at USP Pollock?