AceShowbiz - Kodak Black wants to kick his drug habit while he's in prison. The rapper, whose legal name is Bill K. Kapri, is reportedly asking a judge to allow him to serve part of his 46-month prison sentence in a facility that provides treatment for drug addicts.
According to legal documents obtained by Complex, Kodak's attorney has filed a motion requesting the court to recommend the hip-hop star be sentenced to a facility that offers the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). His legal team mentions in the docs that Assistant United States Attorney Bruce Brown advised the rapper to join the program that would benefit him.
RDAP is a voluntary treatment program for prisoners who have a history of substance abuse. If he is granted his request, Kodak would be housed in a unit separate from the population and specifically for inmates participating in the program.
The program typically lasts for nine months, and consists of group and one-on-one therapy sessions, as well as school and/or vocational activities. He would have to complete a 500-hour course and if successful, he would receive a number of benefits, including "limited financial rewards" and 12 months off their prison sentence.
However, Kodak's chance to join the program may be ruined if he's indicted on assault charges associated with the prison fight last month. The "Tunnel Vision" hitmaker reportedly punched a prison guard two times and gripped his testicles "to the point where his abdomen and intestinal wall were breached" during the brawl involving another inmate. The prison guard was hospitalized after the incident and required surgery for his injuries.
On November 13, Kodak was sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms in Miami, Florida. Following the sentencing, he's hit with two more felony gun charges. One charge stems from a gun purchased in January, while the other is linked to a gun found on him when he was arrested in Miami in May. He is facing up to 30 years in prison for each count.