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R. Kelly seeks release from jail over coronavirus concerns


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He currently awaits trial in a Chicago jail on child pornography and other charges. A court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put Kelly's life at risk.

The filing claims that sanitizer and soap are scarce in the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), where inmates are kept in small cells with a cellmate, making social distancing difficult.

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