Tekashi 6ix9ine's early prison release confirmed, new document reveals
2 April 2020, 12:25
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine appears set to spend the rest of his sentence in home confinement.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to spend the rest of his prison sentence in home confinement after courts made the decision 'administratively proper' and the Government did not block the decision.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to 24 months in prison and was set to be released on 2nd August 2020, however this new document reveals he could be out of prison by the end of the day, should the Judge give the go-ahead.
On #6ix9ine, for those (understandably) asking if Inner City Press' 1st report on @SDNYLIVE order signaling 69's release unless US convinces him he can't is an April Fool's joke, here's Judge Engelmayer's order. It's dated April 1, but I doubt he'd joke on PACER pic.twitter.com/3CCVRYgg6o— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) April 1, 2020
In a document shared by respected court journalist Matthew Russell Lee, who has covered Tekashi 6ix9ine's trial in depth from inside the courtoom, the judge revealed that the government had until 5pm to deny his release, which they did not
The document from United States District Judge Engelmayer says that the court had received a request from Daniel Hernandez aka 6ix9ine for compassionate relief and that that had been denied.
However, the document went on to say, '...his application to convert the balance of his term of imprisonment to home confinement is now administratively proper'.
The document continued: 'The Court directs that the Government respond by no later than 5pm today. The parties are advised that, provided that the Court has legal authority to grant the relief requested by defence counsel, the Court intends to do so.'
All this means that Tekashi 6ix9ine could be out of prison and spending the rest of his sentence at his home in the next few hours.
Tekashi 6ix9ine had previously asked to serve the rest of his prison sentence from home due to coronavirus health fears as he suffers from severe asthma, however, there is no evidence that the rapper has any symptoms of the virus.
A further letter received by Judge Engelmayer revealed that the Government had not blocked Teakshi 6ix9ine's release and so it is now in the hands of the judge to decide exactly when that might happen.
Journalist Matthew Russell Lee, who is down at the New York court where Tekashi 6ix9ine's trial has been taking place, suggested that there could be a delay in the rapper's release so that he self-isolates from Coronavirus before being sent to home confinement.
That is currently unconfirmed but we'll have more information as the stoy unfolds.
What is 'home confinement' and what does it mean for 6ix9ine?
Home confinement, or house arrest, is defined as:
'Confinement of a criminal to his or her own residence, usually under a condition of electronic monitoring or other surveillance, imposed by a court as a more lenient alternative to imprisonment.'
Essentially for Tekashi 6ix9ine, what that means is that he'll live at his home, or a residence as agreed on by the court rather than spending the next few months in prison. it's currently unknown where 6ix9ine will stay when he is released as there are a number of safety issues due to his gang related activity.
Will 6ix9ine be allowed on Instagram when he's released?
When Tekashi 6ix9ine is released, the rapper, who is famed for his bold videos and posts on social media, could potentially return to social media.
However, as he's not allowed access to Instagram whilst he's in prison, the same rules may apply to the rapper whilst he's in home confinement, when he's eventually released.
So don't expect to see 6ix9ine jumping straight back onto Instagram.