Rapper Honeykomb Brazy, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, has been released from prison allegedly due to a law change in Alabama. The Rap-A-Lot Records artist, who had his probation revoked in July 2021 for violating the terms of his release, was able to benefit from a new legislation that allows inmates to earn credits for good behavior and educational programs.
The Alleged Alabama Law Change that Got Honeykomb Brazy Released From Prison Early
According to some reports, Honeykomb Brazy was one of over 1,000 inmates who were released from Limestone Correctional Facility, as part of the Alabama Prison Reform and Inmate Rehabilitation Act. The act, which was passed by the state legislature in May 2023, aims to reduce the prison population and improve the conditions of the correctional system.
Honeykomb Brazy, whose real name is Nashon Jones, had served about two years of his 15-year sentence when he was granted early release. He was originally put on probation in November 2020 after serving 18 months, but he violated the conditions by appearing in videos with guns or drugs, and being involved in a shootout in Montgomery in May 2021. Just a few months ago there were social media rumors that he may not even live to see the end of sentence.
The rapper, who is signed to J. Prince’s Rap-A-Lot Records, has faced several tragedies and challenges in his life. In February 2021, his grandparents, Tony and Leila Lewis, were killed in a house fire that was suspected to be arson. The police later discovered that Leila had been shot in the head before the blaze.
Honeykomb Brazy also claimed that he was mistreated and abused by the prison staff, who allegedly called him racial slurs and strip-searched him without reason.
After his release, Honeykomb Brazy posted a video of himself on Instagram, smoking a blunt inside a car, and seem very happy about his new freedom.
Honeykomb Brazy is known for his songs such as “Dead People”, “Yellow Tape” and “No Hook”. He is expected to release new music soon. With all the time he had on his hands in prison, he probably has some heat ready for the studio. Let’s all hope he can stay out of trouble, and live a stress free life going forward.