Officials say Jussie Smollett at risk of self-harm, moved to prison ‘psychiatric ward’, actor’s brother says – Crime Online

Jussie Smollett was deemed at risk of self-harm and was transferred to the “psychiatric ward” of the Cook County jail, his brother explains in a video posted on the actor’s Instagram account.

“What is very disturbing is that there was a note attached to his papers today and hung on the front of his jail cell saying he was at risk of self-harm,” Jocqui Smollett said in the video.

Jocqui did not say in the video whether he had seen the documents or spoken with his brother since the alleged transfer, and prison officials did not respond to media requests for comment.

As CrimeOnline reported on Friday, prison officials said Jussie Smollett was taken into custody following his sentencing at the request of the actor’s camp.

Smollett was sentenced Thursday to five months in county jail and 30 months probation for fabricating a hate crime against himself in 2019. Smollett insisted on his innocence, and during his sentencing hearing, he pretended to declare himself “not suicidal”.

“I didn’t do this, and I’m not suicidal, and if anything happens to me when I go in there, I didn’t do it to myself, and you all should know that,” did he declare.

Smollett’s brother reiterated those statements in the video he posted.

“I just want to make sure people understand that he’s not at risk of self-harm in any way,” he said. “He wants to let people know… that he’s very stable, he’s very strong, he’s very healthy and ready for the challenge that’s finally been given to him.”

Jocqui Smollett added that the latest decision “is not fair”.

“It’s completely a lack of justice,” he said. ” It’s annoying. It is a scandal.

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[Featured image: Actor Jussie Smollett is led out of the courtroom after being sentenced on March 10, 2022, in Chicago. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)]

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