Gucci Mane has called for an investigation into Pooh Shiesty’s treatment in prison.
“We do not pay attention to how inmates in the US are treated!” Gucci wrote in an Instagram post that he captioned, “This is unacceptable!”
He explained that the incarcerated Florida rapper, who was sentenced to five years and 3 months in prison in April after he pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges, has been sent to the United States Penitentiary Pollock (USP Pollock) in Grant Parish, Louisiana, which is extremely far from his home. While there, Gucci says the rapper is facing extreme conditions.
“@PoohShiesty has been sent to a prison over 1500 miles from his home, 23 hr lock down and given empty food trays,” Gucci continued. “USP Pollack [sic] should be investigated immediately.” In the caption of the post, he tagged President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and included the hashtags, “#movepooh” and “#prisonreform.”
Shiesty was transferred from Turner Guilford Night Correctional Center in Miami to the USP Pollock earlier this year, and is currently expected to carry out the remaining years of his sentence there. In May, it was confirmed that the Memphis native will be on supervised release for three years following his sentence, and he won’t be permitted to see any of his co-defendants or gang members during that time.
The rapper is behind bars in connection with a South Florida shooting that took place in October 2020. He was originally facing eight years in prison for the alleged shooting of 28-year-old Brandon Cooper, but accepted a plea deal for a reduced sentence.