6ix9ine could be released from prison as soon as today.
The judge in the rapper’s case is considering an early release due to the spread of the coronavirus. Last month, Tekashi’s legal team requested that he serve the remainder of his 24-month sentence at home, citing serious concerns for his health. The request was denied by the judge, who said the court lacked the legal authority to make the decision.
According to Inner City Press, the Bureau of Prisons also rejected the request because they claim 6ix9ine was not in their custody. Instead, he is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since he is serving his time in a private facility. Judge Engelmayer says he is now inclined to release 69 pending the U.S. Attorney’s opposition. The feds have until 5 p.m. today to deny the judge’s legal authority to release 6ix9ine.