Jussie Smollett’s Brother Says Disgraced Actor Has Been Moved to Psych Ward at Cook County Jail

Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to Judge James Linn after his sentence is read at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Chicago. Smollett maintained his innocence during his sentencing hearing Thursday after a judge sentenced the former “Empire” actor to 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Jussie Smollett’s brother, Jocqui Smollett, claims the recently convicted “Empire” star has been unfairly deemed at risk of self-harm by jail officials in Cook County, Illinois and moved to a psych ward as he begins his five-month sentence.

Jocqui called the decision to isolate his brother “angering,” and reiterated Jussie’s assertions of innocence made at his sentencing hearing.

“What’s very concerning is that there was a note attached to his paperwork today and clipped on the front of his jail cell saying that he’s at risk of self-harm,” Jocqui said Saturday in an Instagram video posted to the actor’s account.

“I want to just make it clear to folks that he is in no way, shape or form at risk of self-harm,” Jocqui added. “He wants to let folks know that, that he is very stable, he is very strong, he is very healthy and ready to take on the challenge that ultimately has been put up against him.”

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SOURCE: The Wrap, Jeremy Fuster