The people in jail seemed to have been bypassed in the media concerning the global pandemic of coronavirus. Rap star Tekashi 6ix9ine may already have the covid-19 virus and has asked a judge to remove him from prison according to TMZ.
The hip hop artist wants to be released out of prison before his scheduled July 31st, 2020 date. 6ix9ine states his life is in danger because he has a life-long battle with asthma. He states he is not receiving the proper medical care in prison and has symptoms of coronavirus.
The letter given to the judge included the statement of “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,” Tekashi 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro said. “Most inmates with his 24-month sentence would already be on home confinement or a half-way house, 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.”
6ix9ine started complaining of shortness of breath earlier this week, but the warden of the undisclosed prison housing the rap star refused to allow him to go to the hospital to get medical treatment, even though the facility’s medical director believed he should see a doctor.
“It seems like just a matter of time before all prisons in the area are hit with this virus, both inmates and guards,” argued his attorney, Lance Lazzaro, saying it would potentially be a “risk to his life.”