Ja Rule compares his time in prison to high school meeting fellow celebrity inmates.
Ja Rule was incarcerated in 2007 for possession of weapons and was convicted in 2011 after failing to pay his taxes.
In a recent interview with Complex, Ja Rule mentioned that serving time in jail was like high school. Ja described meeting fellow celebrity inmates (I guess like meeting new classmates?) such as former Tyco International CEO Dennis Kozlowski, former NY State comptroller Alan Hevesi, and more who Ja described as “all good guys.”
“Me and Alan, he’s a Knicks fan like me, so we watched a lot of Knicks together, never missed a game. We talked politics. The election was going on while I was locked up, Obama and Romney so we would talk a lot about that. Hevesi is a Democrat so we were on the same side,” Ja said with a quick laugh.
Ja then touched on his transition from Federal to State prison:
“In the state [prison] I was in PC [protective custody], but when I got to the Feds I was in population,” he said. “So you get to interact a lot more with a lot of guys that you may know. Spigg Nice from Lost Boyz was in [Federal Correctional Institute] Ray Brook [in Ray Brook, New York]. He was there. He’s doing like 30 years [for a bank-robbery spree]. We kicked it. We ain’t seen each other in a really long time. We had a lot of old stories to talk about. It was cool to see him and some of the other dudes I know from Queens. But I know guys from everywhere, dudes I knew from Boston, dudes I knew from Chicago. There was dudes I knew from Detroit, just from me traveling.”
When asked if he had problems with fellow inmates, Ja stated it was like high school:
“Not really at all, which was surprising,” Rule said of beef in jail. “I thought, there’s always at least one out of every group. There’s always one bad seed or one dude that wants to try to be whatever. But it wasn’t like that. It’s kind of high school. You go in, you got your A crowd, you got your B crowd. You got your nerds. You got your jocks. It’s kind of the same way, and as soon as I walked into the joint, I was a part of the ‘A’ crowd. Shoutout to everybody in Ray Brook, Midstate.”
Rule is now allegedly awaiting the release of the motion picture “I’m In Love With A Church Girl,” that he’s starring in, which is set to release October this year.
Ja Rule said he passed time in prison by doing the only things he could which consisted of “work out, read [and] watch TV,” as well as doing petty errands for his job at the warden’s office.