New York City Councilman picks up rapper from jail
Foxy Brown was released from Rikers Island prison in New York today (April 18), after serving eight months of her year-long sentence.
In an unusual move, Brown was greeted upon her release by New York City Councilman Charles Barron. Most inmates are taken from the prison on a bus and delivered to a parking lot but according to Reuters, a Department Of Corrections spokesperson said that Barron had requested to pick up Brown.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was sent to jail after breaking the terms of a three-year probation sentence stemming from an assault on two manicurists at a nail salon in the Chelsea area of New York City.
During her time in prison Brown spent a period in isolation after altercations with other prisoners and with prison officers.
In January, she requested early release to have a hearing implant repaired in California but the request was denied.
–By our New York staff.
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