Tekashi 6ix9ine is punching the air right now because his co-defendant Kooda B was granted temporary release.
Complex obtained the request Kooda, born Kintea McKenzie, submitted and Judge Engelmayer identified him as high risk because he’s asthmatic. “The MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center) has identified him as ‘high risk’ with respect to COVID-19,” as per the judge.
Kooda’s attorney, Lisa Scolari, requested that her client be released on a $300,000 bond as the coronavirus continues to pose as a threat to the prison system.
In the document, Scolari explained that he was given an albuterol inhaler upon his arrival “to address incidents of shortness of breath,” she writes. “He has needed to use the inhaler at least once in the last month.”
She continued saying the jail conditions are “inherently unsafe during this time.” Scolari added, “They are overcrowded, making it impossible to enforce the social distancing necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. Inmates live in close quarters, share facilities such as sinks and showers. The MCC also has shortages of soap and disinfectants.”
Now Kooda will be temporarily carrying out his sentence from home. Tekashi also submitted a request to complete the rest of his sentence under house arrest because he has pre-existing conditions that make him a “high risk” to contract the virus. But the judge denied his request claiming it was out of their jurisdiction and suggested that he submit his request to the Bureau of Prisons.