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Suge Knight Heads to Court Over His Solitary Confinement


L-R: Attorney Thaddeus Culpepper and Suge Knight in court in Los Angeles in February, 2016; Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesSuge Knight will try to turn the tables on the justice system when he heads to court April 21 to protest what he claims are unfair conditions of his solitary confinement,.

Marion “Suge” Knight, 50, rap mogul and former CEO of Death Row Records, has been in custody since being charged with murder and attempted murder for a fatal hit-and-run incident in Compton in January 2015. 

Knight’s lawyer, Thaddeus J. Culpepper, says the purpose of the upcoming hearing relates to the release of “fraudulently sealed files,” and to “cease the continued denial of the constitutional rights of Mr. Knight, including Mr. Knight’s right to effective assistance of counsel and to be free of cruel and unusual punishment.”

Culpepper adds, “[T]hese records have been sealed illegally and not in accordance with the law that these officials have sworn to uphold. These injustices being done to Mr. Knight based on his accused public image should have no bearing on this case being just and fair.”

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