Jussie Smollett reportedly moved from Psych ward of Cook County jail

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According to a new report by TMZ, Jussie Smollett has been moved from the psychiatric ward of Cook County Jail to make way for another inmate.

A Cook County Sheriff’s office representative states made this known to newsmen in a new development.

“Mr. Smollett’s housing unit was changed Monday to a different cell within Division 8,” the rep said. “He was moved from that cell because Cermak Health Services needed his cell for another detained person. This was a decision made by the medical professionals. Mr. Smollett was never restrained to a bed or anything else in the cell. The bed was never equipped with restraints.”

The rep added, “Mr. Smollett remains housed in his own cell with officers stationed at the open door to his cell to ensure that he is under direct observation at all times. As with all detained persons, Mr. Smollett is entitled to have substantial time out of his cell in the common areas on the tier where he is housed.”

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This official statement meanwhile goes contrary to one made by his brother Jocqui Smollett, who happens to be the forerunner of the “Free Jussie” movement. Jocqui called the move a big push forward, caused by the public backlash.

“Cook County doesn’t really move until they get bad publicity … keep continuing to call Cook County Jail checking in on him and keep saying that you believe he should be free.”

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Jussie Smollett‘s legal team is working hard to get the actor out of Cook County Jail. According to TMZ, Smollett’s lawyers have petitioned by emergency motion to release him from the Chicago jail.

Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County, in addition to supervised probation and restitution.

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