Last week, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s lawyer had requested to judge Paul Engelmayer that the rapper serves the rest of his 24-month prison sentence in home confinement for his safety.
However, Judge Engelmayer has denied the motion. “The Court’s determination was, and is, that a 24-month prison sentence is necessary in this case,” wrote Engelmayer. “A shorter sentence would disserve the assembled [factors], including that Mr. Hernandez’s sentence reflect the seriousness of his crimes.”
Fearing for his life, 6ix9ine requested home confinement, stating that the correctional facility he is being held at is filled with Bloods, the same group of gang members he testified against for a reduced sentence.
According to TMZ, Judge Engelmayer has acknowledged that the jail 6ix9ine is currently serving his sentence in does not have rehabilitation programs. However, he believes that granting his request would “eliminate the remaining prison component of his sentence in favor of lesser forms of confinement.”
Tekashi 6ix9ine was originally facing 47 years in prison after being charged nine counts of federal racketeering charges. After standing trial in his cooperation with the federal government, the sentence was reduced to two years in prison and five years of supervised release.
The Brooklyn native was given credit 13 months for time served and is expected to be released in July. He will then serve 300 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine.
6ix9ine lawyer intends on appealing the judge’s decision.