LATEST: Lawyers for wrestling star Hulk Hogan's imprisoned son NICK BOLLEA have filed a court request to have him moved out of solitary confinement, because the punishment is too "cruel" for a teenager.
Bollea, 17, is currently serving an eight-month prison sentence at Florida's Pinellas County Jail after pleading no contest to felony reckless driving following a horrific car crash in Clearwater, Florida - which has left his friend John Graziano brain damaged.
Bollea spends between 16 and 17 hours a day in the maximum security cell, but his attorneys want to have him moved to a minimum security area - even suggesting monitored home confinement as an option, reports People.com.
Legal papers filed in a Florida court on Monday (02Jun08) read: "Understandably, this situation creates an unbearable anxiety for a minor in solitary confinement.
"(It) substantially amounts to cruel and unusual punishment for a juvenile and is not warranted for a non-violent first offender serving a probation sentence."
Bollea's lawyers also claim he was only placed in solitary confinement because the jail is not equipped to hold minors.