November 29, 2007 / 1:41 AM / 10 years ago

Foxy Brown released from solitary confinement

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jailed rapper Foxy Brown, who was sentenced to “punitive segregation” after committing three violations at Rikers Island prison, was released from solitary confinement this week for good behavior.

<p>Rap artist Inga Marchand, also known as Foxy Brown, arrives at a superior court regarding assault charges, in New York October 24, 2006. Brown, who was sentenced to "punitive segregation" after committing three violations at Rikers Island prison, was released from solitary confinement this week for good behavior. REUTERS/Chip East</p>

Brown, born Inga Marchand, was supposed to do 76 days in the unit but served only 40. She was sentenced to the punitive segregation in October after three violations involving physical altercations.

According to reports, Brown, along with four other female inmates at the Rose M. Singer facility, where the Brooklyn MC has been jailed since August 22, were given early release.

“Foxy is out and her spirits never wavered,” Brown’s manager, Chaz Williams, told Billboard.com. “While in solitary, she continued to answer each and every fan letter. She also told me she wrote some pretty hot songs while there. She’s back in the law library and looks forward to ending this chapter in her life.”

Brown was sentenced in September to a year in jail for violating her probation after several arrests, including those involving an altercation with two nail salon employees in August 2004 and an assault on a neighbor with a BlackBerry.

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