Tory Lanez is currently in Administrative Segregation in prison, but has now expressed his desrire to be placed among the general inmate population.
TMZ reports Ceasar McDowell, a member of Tory’s legal team and CEO of Unite the People, tells them the rapper’s preference is to be placed among general inmate population rather than being isolated in a protective wing, which is more typical for high-profile inmates.
Although being in the general population can pose risks, Tory is reportedly unfazed and believes he can handle himself.
McDowell, who has been in contact with Tory since he was denied bond during his appeal process notes Tory specifically wants to be among the general population so as to have access to more programs and resources, such as support groups, compared to those in special wings. McDowell says Tory sees this as a means to rehabilitate faster and potentially secure an earlier release.
Last month, Tory received a ten-year sentence after facing over 22 years in total for charges including negligent firearm discharge, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm. The rapper was transferred to state prison on Tuesday (September 19) after being denied bail.
Since then, he has been spending a lot of his time solo due to his celebrity status, which comes with an escort and frequent checks from guards.
While Tory might not fear his own safety in the new prison, the rapper does have concerns about maintaining contact with loved ones.
Communication rules at North Kern State Prison differ from what he was accustomed to at L.A. County Jail, where he could make calls freely. Currently, his access to the outside world is limited, though he can still receive calls from his legal team. This situation is temporary, lasting for the next 30 days while Tory remains in the “reception center.”
After this period, Tory will proceed to inmate orientation, during which decisions about his placement, potentially in the general population, will be made. Meanwhile, his legal team is tirelessly working to appeal the bond denial.
For the next 30 days, Tory will remain in the “reception center.” Following this, he’ll undergo inmate orientation, which will determine his placement, potentially in gen pop.