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Tekashi 6ix9ine Begs To Released From Prison -- I Will DIE If I Get Coronavirus!

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By Mike Walters

Tekashi 6ix9ine doesn't want to take any chances with the Coronavirus and is now asking a judge to release him from a New York prison after he claims he is at high risk for serious complications if he catches the virus.

In a letter, obtained by The Blast, the 'Gummo' rappers lawyer asked to judge to modify his sentence given his "medical condition."

"I am writing today to ask your Honor to modify Mr. Hernandez’s sentence given his medical condition and the current spread and devastation of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, epidemic," the letter begins.

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It continues, "As your Honor may recall, Mr. Hernandez was sentenced to 24 months in jail on December 18, 2019, and the Bureau of Prisons has now calculated his release date as July 31, 2020. While I recognize that his release date is only about four months away, given the health crisis that is currently tearing through this region and Mr. Hernandez’s compromised medical condition, please strongly consider modifying Mr. Hernandez’s sentence so as to immediately make him eligible for home confinement."

Tekashi's attorney explains the rapper, "suffers from asthma and has regularly been hospitalized due to serious asthma attacks." -- "Additionally...while incarcerated, Mr. Hernandez was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis on October 31, 2019, and was hospitalized for treatment."

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Tekashi's legal team says it is a serious request, not just him trying to get out early, saying, "Your Honor has likely heard that this virus can be deadly for individuals with pre-existing conditions (including those who suffer from asthma) and/or compromised immune systems. Given the significant risk to such individuals and the alarming contagious nature of the virus, New York City Corrections and the New York State Courts are taking steps to release inmates who are at high risk from this virus...It seems like just a matter of time before all prisons in the area are hit with this virus."

In the letter, Tekahi's lawyer also says he is not getting proper medical care inside the prison and believes it could be a huge -problem if he gets the virus.

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"Mr. Hernandez has been complaining to prison officials this week of shortness of breath, but apparently the warden of his facility will not allow Mr. Hernandez to go to the hospital despite the recommendation of the facility’s medical director that Mr. Hernandez be treated by a doctor at a hospital," the lawyer states.

He continues, "Given that Mr. Hernandez is at very high risk of death or serious complications if he contracts the coronavirus, please issue an order modifying his sentence to allow him to begin home confinement immediately. Most inmates with his 24-month sentence would already be on home confinement or a half-way house...

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...But, as your Honor may recall, Mr. Hernandez’s status as a cooperating witness and a government hold has made him ineligible for these programs. Therefore, in order to protect Mr. Hernandez’s health and possible risk to his life, given his serious medical condition and the grave status of the coronavirus in our area, please consider issuing an order modifying Mr. Hernandez’s sentence."

The judge has yet to respond to the request, but interestingly, another high profile inmate inside the New York prison system -- Harvey Weinstein -- has just tested positive for the deadly virus.

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