Tory Lanez’s high-profile status has no bearing on his wishes to join the general population during his prison sentence, which contrasts previous reports.
On Monday (September 25), a legal representative of the rapper told TMZ that his client isn’t afraid of being among the inmates. Ceasar McDowell, who is also the CEO of Unite the People, conveyed that Lanez wants out of the isolated wing he’s currently being held in because he doesn’t want special treatment.
General population offers prisoners more access to programs and support groups, which the 31-year-old plans on getting involved with. This could help the Canadian MC speed up rehabilitation and hence, return home sooner.
In the meantime, his team is working toward having his bond denial reversed.
Sources say Tory Lanez is actually gunning to be among the normie inmates and he's not afraid at all. https://t.co/qoUUmzAt4h
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 25, 2023
Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) is currently being posted in North Kern State Prison in Delano, CA, where he’s confined to Administrative Segregation (also known as AdSeg) due to his celebrity status.
He’s not in contact with any other inmates, has a cell all to himself with frequent checks from guards and bathes by himself. Should he choose to spend time in a prison yard for exercise and fresh air, he’ll be all alone in a caged area, away from everyone else.
North Kern State Prison is Lanez’s temporary home — it’s where he’ll be required to stay until the system finds him a suitable, more permanent home, where he’ll be spending the next near-decade.
The “Lady of Namek” rapper was transferred to the detention center in Delano, California last week to begin serving his 10-year sentence for the July 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
The medium-security prison is located roughly 145 miles north of Los Angeles and houses 4,000 inmates. It serves as a reception center for new inmates in the California state prison system.
It has made headlines in recent months for a series of violent crimes, including murder. In February, 51-year-old Ramon Escobar reportedly strangled his cellmate, Juan Villanueva, to death and was later charged with first-degree murder. Escobar was already serving multiple life sentences for prior murder convictions, while Villanueva, 53, was behind bars for aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.