EXCLUSIVE: Judge Rejects B.G.’s Early Release, Will Remain Locked Up Until 2024

A federal judge has rejected B.G.’s petition to get out of prison years before his gun

possession sentence is scheduled to end.

In an 11-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan wrote that B.G. “has not

presented compelling and extraordinary reasons for his compassionate release,” and

should therefore stay in federal prison until the end of his sentence in 2024.

Last May, B.G., whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, petitioned for an early release in

a handwritten letter to the court, in which he talked about his upbringing and career as a

rapper. He wrote that he took “full responsibility” for his crimes but added, “enough is

enough.”

In her ruling, Morgan wrote that B.G.’s behavior in federal prison appears similar to the

conduct that got him locked up — possessing weapons and taking drugs. She cited nearly

a dozen rule violations going back seven years.

“Dorsey argues he has been rehabilitated and is no longer the same person who

committed these offenses. His prison record belies such an argument,” Morgan wrote.

Morgan listed the following infractions to back up that statement: “(B.G’s) Bureau of

Prison disciplinary record reveals that he has write-ups for possessing drugs/alcohol in

2021, possessing a hazardous tool in 2021 and 2020, using suboxone in 2020 and 2019,

testing positive for Buprenorphine in 2019, refusing a work assignment in 2019,

possessing narcotics in 2017, phone abuse in 2017, possessing an unauthorized item in

2017, and possessing a dangerous weapon in 2014.”

B.G. was sentenced in 2012 to 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness

tampering. In his letter to the court, he wrote that he planned on using his influence as a

rapper to contribute to society and weigh in on important issues, and spend quality time

with his family if he was released.

“I respectfully contend that enough is enough. I get the point the government aimed to

impart on me with this prosecution and harsh sentence,” B.G. wrote, later adding, “I

respectfully move this court to sympathize with the misguided boy I was and have

enough compassion, enough faith in the man I’ve become to order my return to my

family and career.”

Written by: Nate Gartrell

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