By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
This week, Tekashi 6ix9ine sent in a request to a judge asking for him to serve the remainder of his prison sentence at his home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He is set to be released in August but according to TMZ, this request has now been denied.
The judge cited that the court simply lacks “the legal authority” to approve the request. He suggested that the Brooklyn rapper sends in a request to the Bureau of Prisons regarding this issue. Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, highly approves of this advice as he views it as a “strong recommendation to the BOP to release him immediately.”
The crazy part of this denied request though is that the judge claimed that if he knew about the severity of this pandemic and 6ix9ine’s health issues in advance, he would’ve ordered 6ix9ine to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. The problems with 6ix9ine’s heath are supposedly asthma along with bronchitis and sinusitis pain from October of 2019.
“It seems like just a matter of time before all prisons in the area are hit with this virus, both inmates and guards,” Lazzaro said in the letter to the judge. (Via The Daily Beast) “Mr. Hernandez has been complaining to prison officials this week of shortness of breath, but apparently the warden of his facility will not allow Mr. Hernandez to go to the hospital despite the recommendation of the facility’s medical director that Mr. Hernandez is treated by a doctor at a hospital.” Should 6ix9ine be infected with the virus, Lazzaro says that he’d be “at a very high risk of death or serious complications.”
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