Yesterday, Kevin Gates shared pictures of himself visiting his uncle Lee Lucas and incarcerated New Orleans' rappers C-Murder & MAC, at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Louisiana. However, the Louisiana Department of Corrections has taken issue with a certain aspect of the photos: the cash.
The Baton Rouge rapper is now under investigation for showing what appears to be a few thousand dollars in cash in one of the photos. Ken Pastorick, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Corrections, explained to The Advocate that visitors are prohibited from bringing any cash amount inside the facility exceeding $300.
"As indicated in the photograph, it appears Mr. Gates had a large sum of cash, which is unacceptable, and a violation. It is against Elayn Hunt Correctional Center policy to bring case exceeding $300 into the prison, and any amount above that is considered contraband."
Gates is on a visitation list for Lee Lucas who's been locked up for two decades. Pastorick said since Kevin Gates signed off on the paper work, he legally acknowledged that he's aware of the rules governing visitors. The repercussions he faces if he's found to have violated the rule isn't clear.
The cases of both C-Murder and MAC are surrounded with inconsistencies and civil rights activists have been calling for the release of both men from prison for years.