A judge has denied Tekashi 6ix9ine's recent request to serve the remainder of his 24-month sentence at home.
Tekashi had argued he was a target inside because he turned on fellow gang members as part of a plea deal to receive a lighter sentence. His testimony put several gang members in prison for many years.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the order reads, "As the Court's extended discussion at the December 18, 2019, sentencing proceeding reflects, the Court's determination was, and is, that a 24-month prison sentence is necessary in this case. A shorter sentence would disserve the assembled factors, including that Mr. Hernandez's sentence reflect the seriousness of his crimes.
A modification of Mr. Hernandez's sentence along the lines that he proposes, which would eliminate the remaining prison component of his sentence in favor of lesser forms of confinement, would similarly be insufficient to respect the (those) factors."
The judge wrote that when handing down his sentence, the issue of his safety was already considered: "The Court recognizes that, as a result of security and related considerations that have resulted in his placement in a private jail, Mr. Hernandez, while incarcerated, may not have the same access to rehabilitative opportunities and programs as other Bureau of Prisons inmates. The Court was mindful of this in fashioning Mr. Hernandez's 24-month sentence."