Young Thugs The legal team has asked the court for a fourth time to grant him bail. his lawyer Brian Stahl says his client “is languishing in county jail,” according to a recent filing.
In the application, filed on April 24 and received by 11Alive, Steel says Thugger cannot stay healthy, noting that his client has limited options for healthy eating.
Attorney: Young thug cannot eat healthily and gets little fresh air or sunlight
He claims the rapper relies on foods with “zero health benefits” like chocolate and chips.
In addition, the rapper has had little access to fresh air and sunlight since May 2022. The only exception is transportation to and from the courthouse. Movement is also restricted due to his small prison cell.
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Steel went on to claim that the rapper is constantly “sleep deprived” because he only gets five hours of sleep each night, and when he appears in court he has to wake up at 3 or 4 a.m., the outlet reports.
The conditions have left Thugger unable to give his case proper attention
His attorney added that the conditions left Thugger unable to pay attention and stay on top of his case.
“By the end of the week, Mr. Williams is struggling to draw attention to what is happening in his case,” Steel said in the filing.
Steel eventually moved that the court consider granting Williams bond and that, according to 11Alive, “conditions may be imposed permitting bail to be fixed.”
Thugger, legal name Jeffrey WilliamsHe has been in custody since being arrested and charged with being the leader of the Young Slime Life gang. The alleged gang reportedly claim affiliation with the Bloods.
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Thug faces a 2018 charge of gang activity as well as a 2013 charge of conspiracy to violate the thug-influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO Act).
Thug has maintained his innocence throughout the trial, having been plagued by several issues from the start. This includes the arrest of a lawyer, Anastassios Manettas, representing another defendant in the case.
Jury selection in the YSL RICO trial now enters its fifth month of hearings.
Meanwhile, next month will mark a year since prosecutors filed the original indictment alleging that YSL committed nearly 200 criminal acts in its capacity as a street gang.
The YSL-RICO trial is on track to break records as the longest criminal trial in Fulton County history, reports 11Alive.