Broward County

Kodak Black released from jail, but still tethered to the legal system

Rapper Kodak Black was released from jail Monday.
Rapper Kodak Black was released from jail Monday.

Rapper Kodak Black’s myriad legal issues cleared somewhat on Monday when he was released from jail.

The rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, used Instagram Live to broadcast his ride home from the Broward County Jail, where he had been since Feb. 28 for violating the terms of his house arrest.

For not completing an anger management program, going to adult bar Club Climaxx on Feb. 2 and the Adrien Broner-Adrian Granados boxing match in Cincinnati on Feb. 18, Kodak Black was jailed on Feb. 28. That caused him to miss his scheduled performance at May’s Miami Rolling Loud festival.

He began his 364-day sentence, handed down May 5, with 166 days credit for time served. His completion of a life skills class, the sentence reduced to 180 days. All he would have to do is pay the $1,037.27 in court costs to regain freedom.

Now, instead of the Broward County Jail, he’ll be free to celebrate his 20th birthday on Sunday.

Kodak Black still faces criminal sexual conduct charges from an allegation following a February 2016 show there. Also, he remains on probation until Aug. 15, 2022, from the August 2016 conviction on robbery and kidnapping charges for which he was sentenced to house arrest.


Looks like #KodakBlack is out of jail

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