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The press release sounded too good to be true: Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna posted bail for "30 low-level offenders to reunite with their families."

In reality, Young Thug and Gunna paid about $300,000 to bond out only 6 inmates from the over-crowded Fulton County Jail on April 23.

One of those inmates was a murder suspect who had already spent three years in jail awaiting trial. Five of the "low-level offenders" were in jail on felony charges.

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If you recall, Young Thug, real name Jefferey Williams (left), said he and Gunna (right) "woke up and went to the jail ... and just got as many people as we can out."

Of the six people released that day, the murder suspect's bond was the highest. The two rappers paid $239,000 cash to spring him from jail.

On Monday, a judge revoked the man's bond and he was re-arrested. Online records obtained by AJC.com show that, as of Tuesday, he remained in jail.

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According to AJC.com, newly elected Fulton Sheriff Patrick Labat confirmed that the PR stunt was planned days in advance with Young Thug and Gunna (pictured).

Labat said his agency gave the rappers a list of 40 inmates in response to their request for inmates who could be easily released.

It isn't clear how a murder suspect got on that list.

Crews filmed the six inmates walking out of jail into their loved ones' arms. The footage will be part of a music video, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Sheriff Labat said he was asked to appear in the music video, alongside the two rappers and the newly released inmates. But he declined.

"That's not my job," he told Channel 2's Michael Seiden.

Thug and Gunna previously denied reports that the $300,000 bonds were part of a stunt to promote their album, Slime Language 2.

The album, released on Young Thug's Young Stoner Life (YSL) label on April 16 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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Young Thug has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart with the follow-up to his Slime Language (2017) album.

Slime Language 2 debuted at No. 1 this week with 109,000 equivalent album units sold, according to Billboard.com.

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Though Young Thug is the only artist credited on the set, the album features his Young Stoner Life (YSL) labelmates, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert and others.

Gunna appears on seven of the album's tracks. The 27-year-old rapper grew up in the College Park area of Atlanta, where he was influenced musically by Future Hendrix.

Thugga and Gunna are unusually close and are the subjects of mean-spirited rumors about their relationship.

Although Thugga is known to wear feminine attire, he fathered six children by four different women, and was engaged to aspiring rapper Jerrika Karlae in 2015. They split in 2017.

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Jerrika (pictured 2nd from left) and Rayna Bass (center) joined Gunna (left) and Thug at their album release party in Atlanta on Monday.

Young Thug and Gunna teamed up to post bail for 30 inmates incarcerated at Atlanta's Fulton County Jail for various non-violent crimes.

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"We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer... and got as many people as we can out," Young Thug told Channel 2 Action News.

"This is where we are from...," Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, told WSB-TV2. "You never know what somebody's been through. There was people sitting out three or four years and couldn't get out on a bond."

"If they did the crime, then they can do the time, then it's all right. But it's like, you're giving them a bond higher than what they stole," added Young Thug, a 29-year-old Leo who was born Jeffrey Williams.

The freed inmates will reportedly appear in an upcoming music video.

The rappers insist they didn't bail out the inmates as a stunt to promote their new album. They say they plan to bail out other low-level offenders in the weeks and months to come.

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Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna bonded 30 non-violent inmates out of the Fulton County Jail over the weekend.

The rappers bailed non-violent inmates out of jail to be with their families, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Channel 2's Michael Seiden caught up with both rappers at Cleveland Avenue Park on Sunday afternoon.

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"This is where we are from," said Young Thug (left). "We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer and you know DA's and the prosecutors, you know, the bonding companies and just got as many people as we can out."

"You never know what somebody been through," said Gunna (right). "There was people sitting out three or four years and couldn't get out on a bond. If they did the crime, then they can do the time, then it's all right. But it's like you're giving them a bond higher than what they stole."

The rappers' record label, Young Stoner Life (YSL), shared a video showing the moment the inmates were released into the arms of their loved ones.

By coincidence, both rappers recently released the follow-up to their 2018 album Slime Language. The follow-up album features Thug, Gunna, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.

Thugga and Gunna denied their act of benevolence was a stunt to promote their new album.

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Kenosha County Jail

Prosecutors issued a new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two Antifa/Black Lives Matter activists during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August.

Prosecutors seek to revoke Rittenhouse's $2 million cash bond because they say he violated his bond by failing to update his address.

Sympathetic citizens helped raise Rittenhouse's $2 million bond because they believe he was defending himself against armed hooligans.

Kyle is forced to move to a new address due to death threats from Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists. But prosecutors say the teen failed to update his new address within 48 hours of moving.

A motion filed with Judge Bruce Schroeder seeks to increase Rittenhouse's cash bail by $200,000.

Rittenhouse's lawyer, Mark Richards, responded to the motion, saying his client moved into "an undisclosed Safe House," because whenever he updates his address in the system -- the new address is somehow leaked.

Richards said he gave prosecutors the new address in November and asked them to keep it a secret but they refused.

Prosecutors say they realized Rittenhouse was no longer living at his Antioch address when they mailed him a court notice and it came back as undeliverable.

Richards provided the new address to the judge as part of a motion requesting it be sealed.

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Rapper YFN Lucci hopes an Atlanta judge will release him on bond because he has four hungry, underaged children to feed.

Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was arrested along with two other men and charged in the shooting death of an associate, 28-year-old James Adams, on Dec. 10.

Lucci went on the run for two weeks before turning himself in late Wednesday, Jan. 13. A judge denied his request for bail at a bond hearing on Jan. 14.

According to legal documents obtained by Hotnewhiphop.com, Lucci is asking the judge to set bond because he has "four underaged children whom he financially supports." He also said he provides a home and financial support for his mother in Fulton County, GA.

The 29-year-old rapper assured the judge that he is not a flight risk -- despite taking his time turning himself in.

If the judge denies his second request for bail he will likely stay in jail until his trial, which could be delayed for months.

The Covid-19 outbreak has been tough on rappers and other celebrities who rely on bookings and club appearances to make ends meet.

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Jackson County Detention Center

Rappers DaBaby and 42 Dugg have offered to pay bail money for a Missouri woman after she fatally shot a man who allegedly killed her 16-year-old brother.

Tityana Coppage, 21, was arrested after shooting 36-year-old Keith Lars multiple times in a Kansas City parking lot on January 13.

Her brother, Jayson Ugwuh Jr. was shot and killed as he walked home with two friends on January 10.

The family believes Lars killed him, but he was never charged with Jayson's murder.

Coppage, who is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, is being held on $200,000 bail at the Jackson County Detention Center. The rappers will have to pay 10% of the bail -- $20,000 -- to free her.

Detroit rapper 42 Dugg wrote on Instagram: "I got 20 thousand if they can get her out on ten percent tell her people get with me."

DaBaby shared Dugg's post, saying he will match the money Dugg pays for the bond.

Coppage's story went viral on Wednesday, with many social media users offering their support and sympathy.

Coppage told police she accidentally shot Lars when he stepped in the way as she was shooting at the occupant(s) of a black SUV in a parking lot.

But police found text messages on her phone that conflicts with her story.

Coppage requested more .45 caliber bullets in a text sent to someone she referred to as "Auntie": "Lol I used to many on bro [sic]."

A text was also sent to her dead brother's cell phone: "sent a Ni**a to my brother I owe em that body [sic]."

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Minneapolis PD

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck until he died, has been released from jail.

Chauvin was released from jail after posting a $1 million "non-cash bond" on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The former cop posted a non-cash $1 million bond signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds of Brainard, Minnesota around 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, FOX9 reports. He left the jail at 11:22 a.m. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Chauvin, who was arrested on May 31, had been held in segregation at the maximum security Oak Park Heights, Minnesota Prison where he was transferred following death threats from inmates at the county jail in Minneapolis.

Chauvin was charged in the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who is seen pleading for his life in a viral video. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Three other former officers who were at the scene were also arrested and have since been released.

All four are awaiting trial set for March 8, 2021.

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Chrystul Kizer was 17-years-old when she killed the man who sexually abused her in 2018. A bail fund charity paid her $400,000 bond on Monday.

Now 19, Kizer walked out of a Wisconsin jail carrying a bag full of letters she'd received from supporters.

Kizer was arrested and charged with the murder of Randall Volar, 34, in Kenosha, Wis. on June 5, 2018.

She is accused of shooting Volar twice in the head, then setting fire to his home. On the day he died, police planned to arrest Volar for child sex trafficking.

Kizer had been awaiting trial on murder charges when she was granted bond. She still faces charges of arson and premeditated homicide which carries a life sentence in prison.

Her case received national attention from supporters and activists who say she acted in self-defense and was a victim of sex trafficking.

Kizer told police that her relationship with Volar involved sexual abuse in addition to money and gifts.

She said he earned money by arranging hookups for her with men in hotel rooms. "He was a grown up and I wasn't," she said. "So I listened."

Police say Volar's estate was worth $800,000. He made large bank deposits and other activities typical of sex traffickers.

Her case drew comparisons to Cyntoia Brown, who received a life sentence for killing a John when she was a teenage prostitute.

Now 32, Brown was granted clemency in January 2019 after serving 15 years in prison.

Brown voice her support for Kizer last year. She posted a photo of herself wearing a hoodie with the words "Justice 4 Chrystul Kizer" on the front.