Kodak Black Might Not Spend His Entire 46-Month Prison Sentence Behind Bars
By Peyton Blakemore
November 19, 2019
According to legal documents obtained by the news outlet, Kodak's attorney filed a motion asking the court to recommend that the 22-year-old rapper—whose legal name is Bill K. Kapri— "be sentenced to a facility that offers the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)." Kodak's legal team stated that rehab treatment was discussed during his recent sentencing, and that "Assistant United States Attorney Bruce Brown advised the defendant would benefit from the program."
As fans know, Kodak was sentenced to 46 months in prison on federal weapons charges last week after pleading guilty to two counts of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm. The sentence was far less than the maximum 10-year sentence he was facing.
If Kodak is approved the RDAP, which is administered by the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons, he will be able to spend around nine months in units separate from the rest of the prison population. According to Complex, the voluntary treatment program, which is for prisoners who have a history of substance abuse, "consists of group and one-on-one therapy sessions, as well as school and/or vocational activities." Upon completion of the 500-hour program, "inmates may receive a number of benefits for the rest of their incarceration," including, "limited financial rewards" and "12 months off their prison sentence," Complex notes. However, inmates who've committed violent offenses are ineligible for the sentence reduction, which may be a problem for Kodak.
Prior to his sentencing, the "Pimpin Ain't Eazy" rapper, who is also facing up to 30 years in prison for an on-going sexually assault case, was reportedly involved in a prison fight that left one guard hospitalized. "While a pending charge, if such be indicted, may affect the Defendant’s eligibility (for RDAP), the defense would ask the Court at this juncture to make the recommendation," the motion reads.
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