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Dr. Conrad Murray

Jailmates with Michael Jackson's

Ex Brother-in-Law

2/6/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There are nearly 4,000 inmates at L.A. County Men's Jail, so imagine the coincidence that Dr. Conrad Murray is in a cell just feet away from Michael Jackson's former brother-in-law.

James DeBarge -- Janet Jackson's ex-husband -- is locked up after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges. DeBarge -- who was the lead singer of the wildly popular band, DeBarge -- has been placed in Administrative Segregation -- the place where famous inmates with security issues are housed.

Murray has been calling the Ad Segregation unit home since his conviction on manslaughter charges last November.

We're told they occasionally run into each other, most recently last Monday when they were each meeting with their respective lawyers in the visiting room.

DeBarge's lawyer, Spencer Vodnoy, tells TMZ ... the singer is "really upset" he's so close to Murray. DeBarge says even though he was married to Janet for less than a year back in '84, he thought of Michael as a brother.


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"If you repeat a lie often enough,it becomes the truth".
Only to the delusional liar. Their the only one who believes in the lies that they spew. The truth has a way of prevailing.

968 days ago


Too bad James Debarge is still struggling with a drug addiction. He has been a drug addict since before he married Janet Jackson. That is an awful long time! Anyway James should stay away from Conrad Murray in jail. That crazy ex doctor is dangerous.

968 days ago


Thanks Phantom for the videos. You are definitely a breath of fresh air on here. It has gotten a little stale.

967 days ago

Just an Opinion    

I hope this comment has already been posted by many others but here is a fact check for the author of this article. James Debarge was never the lead singer for the group Debarge, but El Debarge is and was, and El is a free man as we speak with a Grammy Nominated Album for 2012. Please don't insult or confuse El Debarge with his brother. Although El has been referenced as abusing drugs in the past I don't believe he has ever been to Prison. Chico Debarge also did a Prison Stint at one point and this has been well publicized but he also is not the lead singer either although he is very talented in his own right.

967 days ago


WOW! TMZ refuses to retrack this story! IRRESPONSIBLE REPORTING at it's worst! Now I don't believe anything his site reports. Very uncredible and unreliable sources!

966 days ago


Wow...he was just on The Dr. Drew show like a few months ago, him and his siter Bunny and another brother. When did this happen?

965 days ago


message to all fans my mum died 2 weeks ago told me to say good bye to mj fans the list is: moni alice sigsis chico mymj5 human nature sue scott greg daphne bunny lelee. the message is love lives forever thank you. Alessandro

964 days ago



We Will Miss
Your Mom,She
Was A Wonderful
Person With
Great Love.

She Will
Be Missed

964 days ago


Let Us All Light A
Candle & Say A Prayer
For Susie.

{The Group Is TMZ}

964 days ago
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