Remy Ma Prison Release Delayed After Phone Violation
Contrary to reports that Remy Ma had been released from prison on Thursday, the rapper is still being held at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in New York.
Reports: Remy Ma Released From Prison 7/31
Last week, Remy Ma, 34, gave a phone interview with radio host Angie Martinez, saying that she would soon be released, but the interview reportedly caused her release date to be delayed. Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2008 after shooting another woman in the stomach; her sentence was then reduced to six years.
“You get to see from [different perspectives] when you’re stuck in one spot and you can’t just go as you please and do things as you please… It’s the simple things, you can’t take a shower when you want to. You can’t make something to eat when you want, you can’t wear your hair how you want,” Remy Ma told Martinez.
Remy Ma also announced her July 31 release date on her official Twitter page, ‘Free Remy Ma.’
— FREE REMY MA (@FREEREMYMA) July 30, 2014
Phone Violation Delays Release
Linda Foglia of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision released a statement, stating the reason for the delay.
“Remy Smith’s tentative release date of July 31 was postponed due to a misbehavior report involving a July 21 incident for phone violations, particularly third party calling,” explained Foglia.
Third party calling occurs when an inmate calls one pre-approved number and is then forwarded to a different number, and MTV News theorized that this infraction could have occurred during Remy Ma’s recent call-in interview with Angie Martinez.
No new release date has been announced, but Foglia said that the report and its repercussions should be determined “sometime in the next week or so.”