With less than one month left before Lil Wayne is released from prison on good behaviour, he has been sent to solitary confinement for the rest of his time at Rikers Island. This is because Weezy was found with unauthorized electronics in his cell back in May. Tunechi won’t be able to socialise with other inmates, he will have to spend spend 23 hours a day in an isolation cell, only allowed one phone call per week, and cannot watch television anymore.
The rapper, jailed since March on a gun possession charge, was shipped to an isolation cell as punishment for previously getting nabbed with music-related contraband, Rikers Island sources said.
The platinum-selling star – who calls himself “Weezy” – will be confined to an isolation cell for up to 23 hours a day until his scheduled release on Nov. 4, the sources said.
Weezy won’t be going near other inmates during the rare moments when he is not locked down in a so-called “punitive segregation” cell – known as “The Bing” among Rikers Island jailbirds.
“He’s not in an area where he is mingling with other inmates – ever,” a Correction Department source said.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, can blame his month-long loneliness on his love of music. Correction Department officers caught him with headphones and a charger for an MP3 player back in May.
Another inmate was found to be hiding the MP3 player itself.
Priority for punitive-segreation cells is given to inmates who commit violent infractions, so Rikers officials shipped Weezy off to The Bing when an opening became available yesterday.
Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello confirmed Weezy’s transfer to punitive segregation Monday.