"Model Prisoner" Tekashi 6ix9ine to Be Released on August 2

March 10, 2020

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Tekashi 6ix9ine is getting ready for an early homecoming, as Complex confirmed Monday that the 23-year-old rapper will be a free man again come August 2. “The reason why he’s getting released early is because he’s the perfect model prisoner," says Dawn Florio, one of Tekashi's attorneys. Back in December, Tekashi (real name: Daniel Hernandez) was sentenced to two years in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to nine counts stemming from gang-related activity. However, he was also credited the 13 months he'd spent behind bars during his trial. Page Six adds that after his release, Tekashi will have to serve 300 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine. He'd previously asked to serve his sentence from home because he fears for his life behind bars.