Tory Lanez has not exactly been living the good life behind prison walls, and now, a new report suggests that he’s doing a very lonely bid.
TMZ has revealed that the life of Daystar Peterson at the at North Kern State Prison in Delano, CA, is one 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 Canadian rapper was transferred to North Kern State Prison in Delano, California earlier this 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.
As TMZ has pointed out, the prison 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.
Then in July, 25-year-old Ricardo Saldivar was found dead in his cell. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is currently investigating his death as a homicide.
There has also been a string of violent incidents between inmates and correctional officers. Just this week, a former inmate and convicted sex offender was found guilty of attacking two guards during a drug search in July 2020.
Back in 2015, a guard walking a yard was shot, with the bullets penetrating his stab-proof vest. He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Authorities believe the shots came from outside the prison walls.
The Daily Mail has also reported that racial and gang tension is also rife within the prison, with the two prominent gangs being the Sureños and Paisas, which are both Mexican.