Tekashi attempt to come home earlier than expected is still a possibly regardless of his recent sentencing. On December 18, 2019, Judge Engelmayer sentenced Tekashi to 24 months in prison. Thirteen of those 24 months were credited as time served.
Many were under the impression Tekashi would be released on the day of his sentencing, but Judge Engelmayer felt accountability and setting a good example was important. “I agree you deserve a great deal of credit for cooperation. However, I cannot agree with your counsel that time served it appropriate. In my judgment, your conduct is too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable. You will not be going free today,” said Juge Engelmayer to Tekashi during the court hearing on December 18.
This would possibly have Tekashi a free man by Thanksgiving 2020. Tekashi’s cooperation earned him a lighter sentence. If you take the 85 percent rule into consideration, Tekashi could actually be released in July of 2020.
With the 85 percent rule, if an offender has served at least 85 percent of their sentence, plus maintained a good institutional record behind bars, this would enable them to be released. If released it would be under a post-release supervision for whatever time period the Judge determines.
With that being said 6ix9ine is doing whatever he can to be released sooner. TMZ reports that Tekashi’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro has filed the proper paperwork which could allow Tekashi to finish his sentence at home.
In the proposal, Lazzaro claims Tekashi is “seriously at risk” due to the fact that the private prison he is in is filled with Bloods. Tekashi played a big role in the take down of key None Trey Blood members. His cooperation is no secret and for that reason his well being is in jeopardy.
Snap Originals has recently released episode 1 and 2 of the Tekashi docuseries titled ‘Tekashi VS The World’.