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'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Being Treated At Prison Medical Center

By Ryan Naumann

Netflix’s “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic is being looked at be prison medical officials after being transported to a facility with more resources.

According to court records obtained by The Blast, Exotic has been moved from Grady County Jail in Chickasha, Oklahoma to FMC Fort Worth in Texas.

Page Six reported 57-year-old Exotic was transferred from to a prison medical center after spending time in prison isolation due to the current health situation. Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence relating to charges of hiring a hitman to kill his rival (Carole) and for allegedly killing tigers.

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Exotic is appealing the sentence and believes there was a conspiracy to put him behind bars. Exotic’s fourth husband, Dillon Passage, spoke to Andy Cohen about the transfer making things harder for visits.

As The Blast first reported, Exotic recently filed a $94 million federal lawsuit against his former zoo-partner Jeff Lowe along with the U.S. Federal Wildlife Service, the United State Department of Interior along with James Garretson, Daniel Ashe and Allen Glover. Exotic sold Lowe his G.W. Zoo before being sentenced. Lowe changed the name of the zoo to Greater Wynnewood Animal Park, which remains open.


Back in January, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to kill a rival Carole Baskin along with various crimes relating to animal abuse.

His court sentence includes not only prison time but Exoti has to participate in a mental health program once and has to abstain from drinking or using drugs before and after the treatment program. He was also ordered to not have any contact with Carole Baskin. In court documents, Exotic states, “Notice is hereby given that Joseph Maldonado-Passage, defendant in the above-named case, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from the final judgment entered in this action on January 23, 2020.”

A judge has yet to rule.

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