Gucci Mane has spoken up for Pooh Shiesty, who is allegedly dealing with harsh conditions at the United States Penitentiary Pollock (USP Pollock).
The 1017 boss jumped on Instagram on Wednesday (December 14) with a message calling out the “unacceptable” conditions at the federal prison, which is located in Grant Parish, Louisiana. According to Gucci, an investigation needs to be conducted into the penitentiary.
“We do not pay attention to how inmates in the US are treated,” he wrote. “@poohshiesty has been sent to a prison over 1500 miles from his home, 23 hr lock down and given empty food trays. USP Pollack should be investigated immediately.”
In his caption, Guwop called on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to intervene, writing: “This is unacceptable! #movepooh #prisonreform @potus @vp @kamalaharris.”
Shiesty’s close friend and collaborator, BIG30, also joined the fight by resharing Gucci’s post on his own Instagram page and demanding President Biden and VP Harris “move Pooh Shiesty immediately.”
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Pooh Shiesty was sentenced to five years and three months in prison in April after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy charges in connection with a shooting that took place in South Florida in October 2020. He was originally facing eight years for allegedly shooting 28-year-old Brandon Cooper, but took a plea deal for a reduced sentence.
Earlier this year, Shiesty was moved from Turner Guilford Night Correctional Center in Miami to USP Pollock, where he is expected to see out the remainder of his sentence.
In May, it was reported that the “Back In Blood” rapper would have three years of supervised release after he completes his 63 months behind bars and face additional restrictions such as no contact with his co-defendants or gang members.
His probation officer also has permission to search him and his property, and he must go through a treatment program for drugs and alcohol.
In August, a picture of Pooh Shiesty behind bars surfaced online, showing the rapper with longer hair and a full beard, along with gold-framed glasses.
Fans also noticed the “H” in his “Choppa” forearm tattoo had been removed, further suggesting the Memphis native has been on a spiritual journey while in prison.
The Memphis native also posted a message on his Instagram Stories at the time detailing the realities of prison life and giving advice to those unaware of what’s going on.
“The police don’t stop watchin just cause you in jail and you can go to jail inside of jail,” he wrote. “Just let that sink in y’all small ass unconscious head.”
He added: “They gone wait till I’m dead to start listening to what I be saying.”