COVID-19: Rapper YNW Melly Denied Early Release Despite Testing Positive

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Jailed rapper, YNW Melly has been reportedly denied early release from jail despite testing positive to coronavirus.

The 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jamell Maurice Demons had filed an emergency motion for restricted release through his attorney after contracting the disease at Broward County Jail.

His attorney, Bradford Cohen, said the artiste was suffering from chills, body aches, and breathing difficulties in the week after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and feared his client’s condition would worsen.

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He had pleaded with the judge to release him on house arrest, even offering to pay to be accepted into a medical facility.

According to the rapper, the medical facilities in the prison is not well equipped to treat him.

Cohen said in legal documents filed on Monday that: “He still has headaches and body aches. Mr. Demons is 114 lbs. The jail is just ill prepared if his diagnosis takes a turn for the worse,

“They have not given them masks, or cleaning supplies that would be beneficial regarding his recovery.”

However, the request was denied by the Judge who noted that Melly while in jail can request special medical treatment from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.







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