More than twenty years after Tupac became an inmate at Clinton Correctional Facility, photographs of him incarcerated are forever circulating.
Shared by @alleyezontupac_ on Instagram, this photograph shows Kastro (Katari Cox), Yafeu Fula (Yaki Kadafi) and Mutah Beale (Napoleon) visiting ‘Pac at the Dannemora prison.
The photographed was shot 24 years ago yesterday August 19th 1995. The photograph inscribed by Tupac, describing each of his comrades. He wrote ‘K-Dawgz’ and ‘Lil Cousin’ for Kastro, ‘Hollywood’ next to Kadafi and ‘Lil Muu’ above Mutah. Below the picture he also wrote ‘Thinkin’ of u 2Pac’ and “Is there A Heaven IV A Thug N****?”
Tupac was convicted of sexual abuse charges after a female named Ayanna Jackson accused him and his entourage of raping her. Although the same female admitted that she had consensual sex the first time she met Tupac.
Despite vigorously denying any involvement in the incident, on February 14th 1995, Tupac was handed a one and a half to four and a half year sentence.
While incarcerated in Clinton Correctional Facility, Tupac communicated with a lady named Simi Chouhan. He regularly wrote to her sending her letters and photographs.
Some of the photographs of Tupac taken in prison sold in 2017, fetching over $3K for one picture. Another item from Simi Chouhan include a two-page prison-penned love letter from Tupac.
Many came to visit him in the months following. He even married his then girlfriend, Keisha Morris, in the prison, only to divorce officially when Tupac came home.
Suge Knight bails out Tupac
One of those visitors was Death Row Records CEO Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, who visited on a few different occasions. After sitting down with Suge, Tupac agreed to sign with Death Row and record a minimum of three albums. In return, Suge put up Tupac’s $1.4 million bail, setting him free from prison, in October 1995, after serving nine months of his sentence. No sooner as he walked out of Clinton Correctional gates, Tupac headed straight to the studio to record material for All Eyez On Me.
In recent years, details of Tupac’s first hours and days of freedom has came to light. Daz Dillinger told of how he had the hooks for five separate songs, including Ambitionz Az a Ridah.
In November of 2018, Reggie Wright Jr sat down with VladTv where he revealed that Tupac suffered a seizure on the first day he came home. On the plane journey home Tupac was smoking and drinking after nine months of being free of alcohol. This was the likely cause of his seizure, which occurred in his room at the Peninsula Hotel.
His time in prison, Tupac was interviewed. The interview captured on video , tupac spoke about signing with Death Row, 1994 shooting, Thug Life and more.