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Kodak Black’s mother hires attorney following abuse claims

She’s hired Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin’s family.

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A week after Kodak Black claimed that prison guards were “strategically” conspiring against him, his mother Marcelene Simmons has hired an attorney and plans to sue the Bureau of Prisons for allegedly violating the rapper’s civil rights.

According to a report published by Miami 7 News on Wednesday (Jan. 22), Simmons hired attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon Martin’s family in the murder case against George Zimmerman.

“I want to make sure my son is OK,” she told the outlet. “I want to make sure they don’t kill my son. If they kill my son, if my son dies, I’m going to kill myself too. My son, after God, my son is life to me. My son is everything for me.”

Kodak previously detailed his safety fears in an Instagram post.

“Lieutenant F. Arroyo has been very vindictive towards me and I have a strong feeling it has something to do with me being set up, laced, bruised and brutally beaten two weeks before my court date,” he wrote on Jan. 16. “There is a big conspiracy going on in this building on Me. Santiago Torres is using her position wrongfully in Miami FDC and is abusing her authority. She has been writing falsified incident reports on me, to take phone privileges that I get once a week while in solitary. Also, doing anything to take my gain time so that I come home literally when I am supposed to.”

Kodak further claimed that his girlfriend was removed form his visitation list, he was denied a visit from his mother, his mail has been tampered with and that he was given an empty tray for New Year’s breakfast.

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Lieutenant F. Arroyo has been very vindictive towards me and I have a strong feeling it has something to do with me being set up, laced, bruised and brutally beaten two weeks before my court date. There is a big conspiracy going on in this building on Me. Santiago Torres is using her position wrongfully in Miami FDC and is abusing her authority. She has been writing falsified incident reports on me, to take phone privileges that I get once a week while in solitary. Also, doing anything to take my gain time so that I come home literally when I am supposed to. One morning, she pulled me out my cell to tell me she is going to “Take my pretty little girlfriend off my visitation list’. For no other reason but to add insult to my distress. Not being able to see my significant other while locked away in this hell hole. Also, I was denied visit with my mother on December 23, two days before Christmas. Not only does my incoming mail take an average of a month To get to me but they are messing with my outgoing mail as well. My family hasn’t received none of my letters for the holidays. Which is borderline cruel and unethical, but as if all this is not enough, on December 31 New Year’s Eve to be exact, I was handed an empty tray for breakfast. I brought it to their attention, but nothing was done for me. Since the camera shows them entering a tray through my flap, but meanwhile there is nothing in my tray when i. opened it. They are strategically killing me slowly in here. I have been humiliated over and over again. I am highly disappointed in the way they have treated not only me, but all the other inmates in this facility. With their self serving agenda they will always side with their fellow officers whether right or wrong.

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“They are strategically killing me slowly in here,” the post continued. “I have been humiliated over and over again. I am highly disappointed in the way they have treated not only me, but all the other inmates in this facility. With their self serving agenda they will always side with their fellow officers whether right or wrong.”

Simmons and Crump scheduled a welfare check on the rapper for Wednesday (Jan. 22) morning. However, they were surprised to find out that hours before their meeting, he’d been put on a bus to transfer to a prison in Kentucky.

“We believe they intentionally moved him, so he couldn’t meet with his attorneys,” Crump told Miami 7. “[Simmons] wants to make sure that while he’s in their custody, that he doesn’t end up dead, so she is very concerned as well as all of her family that these allegations are to be taken seriously.”

“These allegations are to be taken seriously, so we’re here trying to get to the truth of what happened to Kodak Black,” he continued. “We know something happened in that prison.”

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