Beanie Sigel Sends Philly Love, Prison Pics Surface

Beanie Sigel Sends Philly Love, Prison Pics Surface

Incarcerated rapper Beanie Sigel is keeping fans abreast with his living conditions as he serves time behind bars by releasing some photos.

In the photos, Beans is shown sporting a beard and posing with some fellow inmates.

Beanie Sigel Released New Pics From Prison. He’s Serving 24-Months at Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia!! — Photos Inside — Sigel was arrested on a drug possession charge while traveling to a concert in New Jersey on August 15, 2009. Police found nearly 50 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. In 2010, Sigel was charged with three counts of failing to file tax returns on income of over $1 million between 2003-2005. Sigel pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 24 months in prison. He reported to prison on September 12, 2012. (Hip Hop News 24//7)

Last week, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill hopped onto his Instagram page to give support with a photo of the jailed 39-year-old.

“Free b-Mac #philly #standtall ain’t to many other rappers I respect from here n*gga made a “real lane for Philly”,” Meek wrote on Instagram July 31. (Meek Mill’s Instagram)

Last summer, fellow Philly rapper Cassidy spoke to SOHH about Sigel’s legal woes.

“Yeah, that’s a sad situation because you know Beanie is from my city. He was one of the first cats to get on and get it popping and take it to a whole other level, and he’s really lyrical,” Cass told SOHH. “It’s sad that he has to go away for the [tax evasion conviction] situation. Everything happens for a reason, so hopefully he’ll be able to build from the time where he’s sitting down. Be able to develop. Learn more about himself. Learn more how to move when he finally gets the opportunity to get back out here, so when he does get back out here he can take it to a whole other level. That’s definitely sad. I don’t wish nobody to go to jail. I’ve been there before. I know what that life’s like, and it definitely ain’t a fun place to be so it’s sad to see him have to go away.” (SOHH)

Back in March, Beans received nearly two additional years behind bars after pleading guilty to a narcotics charge.

Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to six to 23 months after pleading guilty to a narcotics possession charge in suburban Philadelphia. The Delaware County Daily Times says Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, entered the plea Wednesday in Delaware County to a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of Percocet. Sigel has been behind bars since he was arrested Aug. 29 in Tinicum Township. A co-defendant entered a plea to a firearms charge. Defense attorney Carson Morris called his client a successful entertainer who had made some mistakes, but said “he’s ready to go ahead and put that behind him and move on with is life.” Sigel is also facing a two-year federal tax evasion sentence, which Morris said he hoped would run concurrently. (The Republic)

Sigel appeared in court a month prior to waive a preliminary hearing.

Shackled and wearing prison blues, Sigel, born Dwight Grant, stood before Magisterial District Judge Edward Christie and waived his preliminary hearing on all charges. The portly but seemingly slimmed down defendant said little during the brief proceeding, but smiled when the judge wished him good luck. Assistant District Attorney Lindsay McDonald said the rap artist’s case will be “fast-tracked” to allow him to begin serving his federal time. “We expect to have the matter resolved in Media in the next few weeks,” said defense attorney Fortunato N. Perri Jr. Sigel is scheduled to be formally arraigned in Media on March 6. (The Reporter Online)

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