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Tekashi 6ix9ine ordered to mental health program following prison release

He is expected to be released from prison in November 2020.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine has been ordered to enroll in an outpatient mental health program once he completes his prison sentence as part of the conditions of his release. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the rapper must also continue to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office after he is released from prison in additional ongoing investigations, where they see fit.

The outlet reports that 6ix9ine might be relocated to a prison closer to his family, as the courts have recommended that he is placed in a correctional facility that is as close to New York City as possible.

The rapper was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Wednesday (Dec. 18) in his racketeering case. However, the judge has granted him time served. He has 11 months remaining after already serving 13 months.

We previously reported that 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, thinks his client will be released in early August based on good behavior per the guidelines that have been established by the Bureau of Prisons. His current expected release date is around November 2020.

Earlier this month, TMZ published a letter 6ix9ine submitted to his judge apologizing for his actions. “As my sentencing date approaches, I am becoming more and more overwhelmed with emotions,” the letter begins. “I find it difficult to find the right words to express what my life has been like for the last year. It honestly feels like my world is crashing down. There is no excuse, no justification and no apology good enough in this world to explain my crimes.”

He also discussed his association with the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods. “Before my arrest I publicly disassociated myself from Nine Trey but I knew that it would come with a price,” he continued. “I knew from previous incidents that the game would retaliate against me for denouncing them in public.”

6ix9ine concluded the letter, writing, “I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to. I’m truly sorry for the harm that I’ve caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”

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