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Suge Knight Asserts Rights Violations in Prison, Seeks Early Release

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Suge Knight, the former Death Row Records mogul, is now demanding an early release from prison, citing alleged violations of his civil rights. In an interview with AllHipHop, Knight claims that he was denied the opportunity to represent himself during his 2018 voluntary manslaughter case, resulting in an unfavorable plea deal for the 2015 hit-and-run incident that led to the death of Terry Carter and the injury of actor/filmmaker Cle Sloan. Knight believes he was unfairly treated due to previous offenses on his record.

Knight received a 28-year prison sentence for the incident and stated, “So an unfixable error, the only thing you got to do is you got to make a deal and let me go home or show I was right or you let me take my plea back and start all over. But it’d be harder to start all over because you did all this with my case.”

He firmly believes that if he had been allowed to go to trial, he would have won his case. Knight added, “My crime carries two, six, 11 [years], if I was guilty. They gave me — naturally, they going to give me the high term, right? So my past, who I am, definitely is going to make sure I get some time. And I’m fine with that. But you don’t have the right to double me up.”

Continuing, Knight emphasized, “You don’t have the right to give me time and a half. You don’t have the right to not let me have a lawyer. So, I wasn’t pushing the envelope as hard at first because I know I got to do some time. But I’ve been gone for nine years, so I did my time already.”

Currently incarcerated at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California, Knight recently stated to TMZ over the phone that he will not testify against Duane “Keefe D” Davis in the 2Pac murder case. He expressed surprise at Keefe D’s recent arrest, saying, “Because I don’t think Keefe D would ever get arrested, nor do I want to see him get arrested.”

Knight also challenged the popular belief that Keefe D’s nephew, Orlando Anderson, was the shooter in 2Pac’s murder. He asserted, “There were only two people in the car; ‘Pac’s not gonna tell the story, I ain’t gonna tell the story. But I can tell you this: I never had nothing bad to say about Orlando because […] he wasn’t the shooter [..] It wasn’t Anderson, so that’s all I got to say about that part.”

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