MP3 Player Lands Lil Wayne in Solitary Confinement
About a month before his scheduled release from the Rikers Island jail complex, Lil Wayne is getting some alone time after jail officers found him in possession of prohibited gadgets.
Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was sent to solitary confinement for breaking rules that prohibit inmates from having mp3 players and other similar gadgets inside their cells. Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said Wayne was punished for trying to bring inside his cell a charger and headphones for his digital music player. The Grammy Award winning rapper will stay in his new cell for a month, just in time for his November 4 release–that is if his recent behavior won’t have any negative effects on his sentence.
Morello said Wayne will be allowed to leave solitary confinement for only about an hour a day and would be prohibited from mingling with other inmates even in the one hour or so that he is outside his cell.
Wayne has been in jail since March after pleading guilty to illegal possession of weapons last year.