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Big Facts

Eyricka King, whose letter detailing alleged assault and mistreatment at Franklin Correctional Facility went viral last week, has reportedly been taken out of solitary confinement. “When you’re behind these walls, it’s like nothing can ever get out to the public,” King told INTO. “I needed someone to hear me and know what I was going through.”

On Thursday, The Legal Aid Society issued an update as counsel representing Eyricka King:

“We are happy to report that our client, Eyricka King, a transgender woman who reported horrible abuse and retaliation based on her gender identity last month, has been released from isolated confinement. Our understanding is that next week she will be transferred out of Franklin Correctional Facility, where she was subject to the reported abuse and retaliation. Thank you to everyone who made calls and kept up the pressure on the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), and fought for #JusticeforEyricka. We will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that Ms. King is transferred to safer housing.”

Eyricka’s release from solitary confinement is proof we can make a difference. Thanks to all who made the calls and shared her story.

Big News

Shout out to SZA, who, since releasing CTRL last month, has been having a hell of a summer. On Saturday, the singer performed at HBO’s Insecure Block Party in Inglewood. On Thursday, she hit up The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform “Love Galore” with Travis Scott. Next month she’ll be on the road for her North American tour with opening acts Ravyn Lenae and Smino before hitting up Europe with Bryson Tiller. Live your damn life, Solána. Watch her Jimmy Fallon performance here.

Big Lies

Trump’s lawyers are trying their best to “undercut” special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, “building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort,” The Washington Post reports. Word has it that Trump’s lawyers and legal team have been having multiple conversations about the matter, though they declined to comment to WaPo. An adviser did say this is all just about “curiosity,” however. “This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself,’ ” the adviser explained. Okay, Jan.

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