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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has filed an insider-pending court application to have him transferred from a private prison to a detention center for the rest of his two-year sentence.
Hernandez was sentenced to 24 months in prison in December after pleading guilty to several crimes related to his involvement in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.
His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said in court records that Hernandez is currently held in “private members of the Bloods” in a private prison.
Lazzaro said that Hernandez would also be unsafe in a Bureau of Prisons public facility and asked him to be taken to the detention center.
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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has asked a judge to allow him to spend the rest of his sentence in homes, alleging fears of members of the blood gang at the facility where he is currently located. This emerges from a court case examined by insiders.
Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, was sentenced to 24 months in prison in December after pleading guilty to multiple crimes for participating in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. Thirteen of the months were considered served.
Because of his cooperation with the government and his status as a gang, Hernandez is held in a private prison instead of a Bureau of Prisons facility.
But through his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, Hernandez said he was still with “various members of the Bloods”, even in private prison.
Lazzaro said Hernandez was also unsafe in a Bureau of Prisons public facility because Hernandez’s co-conspirators were injured during his detention.
“As the court is aware, Rolland Martin, a co-conspirator convicted in Hernandez’s case, was almost killed in a Bureau of Prisons facility not because he had worked with the government but simply because he had refused to join the gang “said Lazzaro.
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Since Hernández is detained in a private prison, he cannot apply for a home lock or apply for quarters in the twelve months after his release.
“The reality is that he has worked with the federal government and is therefore a goal,” Lazzaro told the New York Daily News. “He’s fine. He’s strong, but he wants to come home. We don’t argue with the two-year sentence. He accepted that punishment.”
According to Lazzaro, Hernandez is asking for the same rights that any other inmate would be granted.
“He is treated differently than any other prisoner, and that’s someone who has helped the government and done the right thing,” Lazzaro told the Daily News. “He will be punished for working together.”
Read the entire Hernandez request here:
Tekashi 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez asks for prison sentence (PDF)
Tekashi 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez demands prison sentence (text)
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