Update 10/20/2020 1:05pm:

Recently, R. Kelly’s lawyer asked the court to reconsider letting him out of jail while he waits for his trials in New York and Illinois, but a judge ruled against that.

Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a ruling on the matter and said, “While this incident is concerning, it does not warrant immediate release. This single isolated incident does not suggest that the Bureau of Prisons is incapable of safely housing Mr. Kelly. The inmate involved in the incident with Mr. Kelly has since been transferred to a different facility. In any event, release from custody is not the appropriate remedy for such a wrong. If Mr. Kelly wishes to challenge the conditions of his confinement or the MCC’s ability to protect him, he can bring those claims in a separate civil action following proper exhaustion of administrative remedies." Stay tuned for more details in this case.

source: NY Daily News

Original 10/18/2020 12:32pm:

The issues that R. Kelly has faced while being in jail continue to be told through his lawyers, who are now saying Kelly was beaten while locked up, and no one in the facility where he’s being held even “raised a finger” to stop the attack from going down.

Legal documents filed by Kelly’s lawyers this past Friday say surveillance footage from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago shows that one inmate “roamed a great distance ... before carrying out that act, without any opposition.” As a result of the inmate being able to roam, Kelly received “significant physical and psychological injuries.”

Michael Leonard, one of Kelly’s lawyers, said, “An unresolved issue remains as to whether MCC personnel encouraged, and then allowed, a beating of Mr. Kelly to take place. That alone merits an evidentiary hearing." Stay tuned for more details.

Source: CNN