So, in case you hadn’t heard, rapper Foxy Brown was released from prison today.
And who picked her up at Rikers?
Brown, 29, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was sentenced to three years’ probation in October 2006 for assaulting the stylists. But in September 2007 a judge ruled she was not taking probation seriously and sent her prison for one year.
Inmates typically serve two-thirds of their sentence, said Stephen Morello, a Department of Corrections spokesman, adding that Brown had been released and driven from the Rikers Island prison by New York City Councilman Charles Barron.
He said this was a highly unusual move as inmates are usually taken from prison on a public bus and delivered to a city parking lot. But he said that as a public official, Barron had access to prison and had requested to pick up Brown.
Barron could not immediately be reached for comment.