According to his attorney Bradford Cohen, Kodak is happy with the move, especially since the prison guards are “more professional” than those he encountered in Kentucky. Despite the improved conditions, however, he is now further away from his family in Florida which makes it more difficult for them to visit him. He is also only allowed to speak to his lawyers, but Cohen is trying to reinstate his visitation and commissary privileges.
As REVOLT reported, Kodak filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons late last month. He alleged he was being abused by Big Sandy guards who sought revenge for an officer who reportedly sustained injuries while attempting to break up a fight between him and a Miami inmate.
He detailed a time when he was restrained and “forced to urinate and defecate on himself” and another instance when he was told to kneel execution-style in his underwear.
Kodak also insisted he was facing religious suppression as he was not allowed to visit the Rabbi.
As a result of the physical injuries, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress that he endured at Big Sandy, he is seeking compensation to cover legal costs. His request to be moved to another facility was granted.
According to reports, however, the prison officials at USP Thompson are reportedly unaware of the reason for Kodak’s recent transfer.
Kodak is in federal custody serving a 46-month sentence on gun charges. His expected release date is on August 14, 2022, but he sent a petition to President Donald Trump in hopes of getting his sentence commuted. In the meantime, he is urging his fans to send him letters at his new location.