Prison Guard Suspended Without Pay For Visiting Lil Wayne
Another prison guard at Rikers Island has been disciplined for making an unauthorized visit to see superstar rapper Lil Wayne, who is finishing a one year sentence for having a handgun on his tour bus in 2007.
According to the New York Daily News, Captain Raphael Collazzo was suspended without pay for 10 days for visiting the rapper for over 45 minutes, while he was in his isolation cell for having headphones and a charger for an MP3 player.
Capt. Collazzo, a 20-year-veteran, is not expected to be disciplined any further. He also denied breaking any rules during the unexplained visit.
He is at least the third guard at Rikers Island to get into trouble for visiting with Lil Wayne.
In April of 2010, Amelia Negron was fired for allegedly making an impromptu visit to the rapper's cell.
In September, Captain LaTanya Brown was accused of visiting the rapper, in addition to giving him preferential treatment by letting him stay in his cell while other inmates were on the recreation yard.
Lil Wayne is expected to be released from prison next week.