JUSSIE SMOLLETT: Out of the Psych Ward

Written by on March 16, 2022

Jussie Smollett isn’t free — but he’s out of the psych ward.

His brother Jocqui Smollett believes that happened because fans pushed for it. He told supporters of the Free Jussie movement that “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.”

According to TMZ, Jussie was put in the ward because the area houses high-profile inmates.

A rep for the Sheriff’s office told the gossip blog, “Mr. Smollett’s housing unit was changed Monday to a different cell within Division 8. 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.”

They add that Jussie “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.”

The former Empire star is serving a five-month sentence for lying to police about his fake hate crime.

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