On the same day we learned that Harvey Weinstein is sitting in isolation in a New York prison after contracting the coronavirus, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s attorney is arguing that... 6ix9ine’s Lawyer Asks Judge to Let Him Out of Prison Early Because of Coronavirus

On the same day we learned that Harvey Weinstein is sitting in isolation in a New York prison after contracting the coronavirus, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s attorney is arguing that his client should get sprung for early release due to the present threat of the virus making its way throughout the prison system.

TMZ is reporting that 6ix9ine’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, penned a letter to the judge on Sunday night, asking him to let the rapper out for his own good. Citing pre-existing conditions, which could put 6ix9ine at more of a risk than someone with no underlying health issues, the lawyer asks for Tekashi to get out well ahead of his August release date.

Lazzaro cited conditions that include Tekashi’s asthma, while also saying that he was diagnosed with sinusitis (a sinus infection) and bronchitis late in 2019. He says that he was hospitalized for treatment as a result.

Lazzaro further claims that prison officials wouldn’t let his client see a doctor, even after he complained to them about having shortness of breath.

Since the pandemic’s spread accelerated around America, some prisons/jails around the country have let some offenders go out of fear that prisons could become tinderboxes for the virus to spread.

So…I guess the point is that this doesn’t seem like a complete long shot. 6ix9ine’s current two-year sentence has him getting out on the projected date of August 2. When that happens, well, he’s still got a backlog of legal issues that await him.

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Christopher Dupree

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