[artist id=”1244169″]Diddy[/artist] paid a surprise visit to the incarcerated [artist id=”510062″]Lil Wayne[/artist] on Wednesday, according to a source who spoke with the New York Daily News over the weekend.
The music mogul made the trek to the Eric M. Taylor Center at Rikers Island and spent an hour talking with the fellow hip-hop star. According to the report, Diddy is on the list of approved visitors the Cash Money artist maintains.
In March, MTV News examined the visitors policy at New York prisons. Inmates are permitted visitors weekly, from a number of different people, including lawyers, media and just about anyone who is willing to make the trip, which the corrections department suggests be made via public transportation. Diddy, reportedly, eschewed his normal chauffeur service in favor of the public shuttle to the center.
At press time, a rep for Diddy had not responded to MTV News’ request for confirmation or comment.
To keep inmates safe, a guard notifies the jailed residents about visitors, and they must agree to the visit if the person isn’t on the pre-approved list. Each week, inmates are permitted two visits, which can last up to an hour and occur any day of the week except Monday and Tuesday, when the facility is closed to all visits.
On those days when visitors are welcomed, hours for visits range from 12:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Within those options lie scheduling blocks dictated by a sliding scale that is determined by the first letter of a prisoner’s last name and available on the Department of Corrections website. Visits by religious persons, media members or the rapper’s legal team do not count toward an inmate’s scheduled visits for the week.
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