R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison but prosecutors are requesting a longer sentence for the disgraced singer.
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to add another 25 years in prison for his child pornography and enticement convictions in Chicago. If their request is granted, Kelly will not be eligible for release until he is 100 years old. Prosecutors have already requested that Kelly to begin serving his Chicago sentence only after his current 30-year New York sentence is completed.
“The only way to ensure Kelly does not reoffend is to impose a sentence that will keep him in prison for the rest of his life,” the government filing says.
Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said the singer’s existing 30-year New York sentence, “Kelly would have to defy all statistical odds to make it out of prison alive.” Bonjean added that the average life expectancy of inmates is 64 and recommended a sentence of around 10 years.
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