On Tuesday, rapper Lil Boosie took a guilty plea for smuggling narcotics into prison.
According to reports from a local news station…
Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie arrived at district court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial motion and ended up pleading guilty to drug charges. Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to bring drugs into a penal institution. Judge Mike Erwin sentenced him to eight years in prison. Investigators said he tried to smuggle drugs into Dixon Correctional Center once and into Angola State Penitentiary twice. After the judge announced the sentencing, Lil Boosie requested drug rehab. Erwin said he would recommend it but could not order it. (WAFB News)
Lil Boosie was already incarcerated on unrelated drug charges and admitted during an interview with XXL back in the summer that he felt targeted by the police.
â€œ[I’m here] â€™cause of the songs I made, before I was indicted, about the police in Baton Rouge and whatâ€™s going on here,â€ Boosie added. â€œThereâ€™s a lot with our record label, that the system donâ€™t likeâ€¦They took my hard drive out of my house after I got arrested. I have albums for days in there. They still havenâ€™t returned it. Theyâ€™ve had it for d*mn near a year now. I need that musicâ€¦Iâ€™m leaving Louisiana the first day I get out of prison. Iâ€™m a major target down here. Iâ€™ll thank God for everything and get back to the money.â€ (XXL Mag)
Boosie’s mother spoke out recently about the lack of support her son received from other artist while being incarcerated.
â€œHeâ€™s always locked down,â€ Hatch explained in an interview. â€œFor example, a three-way call â€“ heâ€™s locked down for that. And most inmates make three-way calls. Heâ€™s locked down for another inmate taking a picture of him â€“ [the inmate] sent it to his girlfriend and the girlfriend put it on the Internet. Whether or not the other inmate was punished, I donâ€™t know. But because of these two incidents Torrance has been locked down since June. From June until December. No telephone calls, no contact, no store. Heâ€™s locked up in the cell for 23 hours. The only time he comes out is one-hour a dayâ€¦Not one rapper [has reached out] â€” The only person I have spoken with is Young Jeezy. I heard from him but he hasnâ€™t done anything as of yet. But the rest of them, you hear from them, but when you call them, they know my number so they donâ€™t respond. My child was not like that. He gave to everybody.â€ (On Wax Magazine)