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A rumor is spreading on social media that a jail nurse smuggled drugs to incarcerated rappers Young Thug or Gunna. It isn't clear which rapper received the drugs.

But Gunna is reportedly suffering from drug withdrawals after admitting his addiction to lean.

Lean, also known as purple drank, is a concoction of prescription codeine cough syrup, hard candy, and Sprite in a styrofoam cup.

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Rappers Young Thug (pictured left) and Gunna (right) were indicted RICO racketeering and gang charges last week.

It turns out that Thug, 30, and Gunna, 28, were not booked into the same jail.

Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, was booked into the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on May 11.

While Thug, born Jeffery Williams, was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Cobb County Jail on May 13.

It seems the Fulton County District Attorney wanted to separate the two men.

The Cobb County Jail is not in Fulton County's jurisdiction. It's unusual to transfer a Fulton County inmate to Cobb County.

It's not unusual for an attorney to want his client transferred back to Fulton County because of jail conditions in Cobb County. Inmates have complained in the past about Cobb's "harsh" conditions and 23-hour lockdowns.

WSB-TV reporter Michael Seiden took a camera inside the Cobb County Jail to see Thug's "torturous" living conditions for himself.
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An offended jail official told Seiden, "This is a jail, it is a detention center. It's not the Ritz Carlton, so you have to recognize that."

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It's easy for a jail nurse to get prescription codeine cough syrup into the jail for inmates. She doesn't even have to smuggle the drugs in.

All she has to do is call in a prescription to the local pharmacy that holds a contract with the state.

The nurse calls in the prescription to a local pharmacy and then faxes over the signed prescription. The pharmacy then delivers the drugs to the jail.

Nurses aren't legally allowed to write prescriptions, but they do write prescriptions in some jails (ask me how I know).

I'm not saying that's what happened at the Fulton County Jail.

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Cook County Jail

Jussie Smollett's brother Jocqui Smollett gave fans an update on Day 5 of the disgraced actor's incarceration at the Cook County Jail in Chicago.

In an Instagram video, Joccqui said Jussie was moved out of a psychiatric ward to a new jail cell that actually has a bed.

He thanked Jussie's loyal fans for re-posting the hashtag #freejussie on social media. He also credited fans for convincing jail officials to move Smollet.

"It's working. He's now been moved to a new jail cell, out of a psych ward, that has a bed," said Jocqui. "The week before he was sleeping on a restraint bed and now he's been moved to a jail cell that actually has a bed."

Previously, Jocqui said Jussie, 39, was placed in a psych ward on suicide precautions following his outburst when he yelled, "I am not suicidal," after Judge James Linn sentenced him to 150 days in jail for lying to Chicago police.

Jocqui also posted a phone number for Jussie's worried fans to call and check up on his brother.

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Cook county Jail officials responded to Jussie Smollett's "suicide" comments by wiring his cell with cameras 24/7. Additionally an officer with a body-worn camera is stationed at the entrance of the cell to observation Smollett at all times, according to The NY Post.

In a statement to The Post, a representative for the Cook County Sheriff's Office, said:

"As with all detained persons, Mr. Smollett is entitled to have substantial time out of his cell in the common areas on the tier where he is housed, where he is able to use the telephone, watch television, and interact with staff. During such times out of cell, other detainees will not be present in the common areas. These protocols are routinely used for individuals ordered into protective custody who may potentially be at risk of harm due to the nature of their charges, their profession or their noteworthy status.

"The safety and security of all detained individuals, including Mr. Smollett, is the Sheriff’s Office’s highest priority."

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The disgraced actor shouted "I'm not suicidal! I'm innocent!" in the courtroom after Judge James Linn sentenced Smollett to 150 days in jail and ordered him to pay $120,106 in restitution for lying to Chicago police.

The outcome of the sentencing hearing was not what the "Empire" actor had expected. Smollett, 39, was visibly shaken and agitated as sheriff's deputies and corrections officers led him out of the courtroom.


Illinois becomes the 1st state to completely eliminate cash bail as part of a plan to "modernize" the criminal justice system.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed off on the new law, saying, "This legislation marks a substantial step toward dismantling the systemic racism that plagues our communities, our state and our nation."

House Bill 3653, which was signed into law on Monday, addresses the systemic racial bias that imprisons more Black males than any other race.

The law requires that all police officers wear body cameras by 2025, bans all police chokeholds, and sets new guidelines for "decertification" of "bad" police officers.

But critics of the bill say it is anti-police, and they predict that police officers will leave the profession in droves.

"Because we are sworn to protect and serve the public, we sincerely hope that we will not be proven right about this new law, that it won't cause police officers to leave the profession in droves and handcuff those who remain so they can't stop crimes against people and property," wrote the Illinois Law Enforcement Coalition in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday.

Illinois State Sen. John Curran, a Republican, said the legislation was "rammed through in the middle of the night".

And Illinois Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy said in a statement Monday, "Every police association in the state has condemned this bill."

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An inmate who received a compassionate release from a Tampa jail amid the coronavirus pandemic committed murder hours later.

Thousands of "non-violent" inmates were released from jails and prisons around the country as part of the federal compassionate release program spearheaded by Attorney General William Barr.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Offices says Joseph Williams was among 150 inmates released from the Hillsborough County jail due to the coronavirus, according to WFLA.

Williams was previously arrested for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. His charges made him eligible for compassionate release.

But 24 hours after he was released, Williams, 26, was re-arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Williams reportedly shot a man near 81st Street South and Ash Avenue just hours after winning his freedom.

"There is no question Joseph Williams took advantage of this health emergency to commit crimes while he was out of jail awaiting resolution of a low-level, non-violent offense," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "As a result, I call on the State Attorney to prosecute this defendant to the fullest extent of the law."

Williams' bond was set at $250,000, according to WFLA.