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Kevin Gates Released from Cook County Jail This Morning

By Teonny Spears / Published on Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 10:33 AM / No Comments

Kevin Gates is officially a free man. The Baton Rouge based rapper was released out of prison on Wednesday, January 10, with NO SURPRISE warrant this time.

Kevin served 9 of a 30-months sentence, and was released on parole from being jailed in Chicago in Cook County after being released from Polk County in Florida in March 2017.

Kevin was sentenced in October 2016 and was ordered to serve 180 days in Polk County Jail, located in Bartow, Flordia for kicking a woman in the face at at a show back in 2015.

Earlier this week Kevin’s attorney, Herschel Rush, stated that the rapper is planning to devote considerable time and resources talking to troubled teens and sharing anecdotes from his own life in hopes they’ll avoid the same pitfalls.

Kevin is looking to reach out to various organizations — including the Boys & Girls Club — to share stories about his regrettable decisions.

He also reset his Instagram and made his first new official post:

A post shared by Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) on


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