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R. Kelly is reportedly "relieved" to be in solitary confinement in prison, as he fears for his life if he were to be in general population with the other inmates.

In jail, certain crimes are deemed worse than others and crimes against children are viewed as the lowest of the low.

According to Nicole Blank Becker, when she visited him in federal prison he told her his life would be in grave danger if he were kept with the general population, she told TMZ.

Becker also revealed that Kelly finds everyday tasks difficult, including deciphering what's on the commissary list because he cannot read or write.

The disgraced singer will likely remain behind bars until his trial after a judge denied him bond earlier this week. The prosecution team argued that Kelly was both a flight risk and a risk to young girls.

Kelly only has access to a phone for a total of 15 minutes a month to speak with family and friends; he also has no access to a phone or to the internet - unlike general population.