Gucci Mane has requested that the Louisiana jail where Pooh Shiesty is being detained be investigated. According to the rapper, circumstances at the Pollock Unit of the United States Penitentiary are terrible and demand immediate assistance.
The 1017 CEO resorted to social media to express his displeasure with the treatment his artist, Lontrell Denell Williams Jr., has had while in detention. “We do not pay attention to how inmates are treated!” Gucci said in a tweet on his Twitter account.
"Pooh has been sent to prison over 1500 miles from his home, 23hr lockdown and given empty food trays. "USP Pollock should be investigated immediately."
In an effort to raise notice of the problem, the rapper also tagged the accounts of President of the United States Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
We do not pay attention to how inmates are treated! Pooh has been sent to a prison over 1500 miles from his home, 23hr lockdown and given empty food trays. USP Pollock should be investigated immediately. #movepooh #prisonreform @POTUS @VP @KamalaHarris— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) December 14, 2022
Williams Jr., best known for his smash track "Back in Blood" with Lil Durk, is serving a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to carry a handgun in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking offences.
Shiesty was charged in connection with an October 2020 shooting in Florida in which he allegedly shot a man in the buttocks. The rapper's plea agreement allowed him to avoid a possible life sentence if convicted.
Gucci's concern for Shiesty's well-being may stem from his own experience as a prisoner. After repeated jail sentences, the Alabama native was released in 2016 after spending two years.
The East Atlanta Santa pled guilty to having a handgun in the custody of a convicted criminal, which stemmed from an earlier arrest in September 2013.