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Jussie Smollett released from jail, after deciding to appeal his sentencing

Jussie Smollet released from jail after appealing sentence

Last week, Jussie Smollett was sentencing, for his January 2019 case, of lying to police officers. This involved staging his own hate crime, by hiring Abel and Ola Osundairo, to help stage his own hate crime. The “Empire” actor ended up being sentenced to 30 months of felony probation, which includes 150 days in jail.

Smollet ended up going to the Cook County Jail immediately. He was soon placed in the psych ward of the facility, due to the belief that he was at risk of “self-harm.” This was also an area where many celebrities are placed. On Tuesday though, Smollett was released from that area.

Smollett is now appealing the sentencing in general, as he has now been released from jail, due to this. The appeals court ordered this, but the state does not like this decision at all.

“Rather than attempt to meet his burden of showing good cause for his immediate release, Mr. Smollett makes only cursory, woefully undeveloped arguments. (Per TMZ) Each fails to demonstrate good cause to stay his jail sentence.”

Smollett’s defense team originally cited how he would be in danger in jail, due to racist and homophobic threats. They also added that he is immunocompromised, and is at high risk of COVID-19.

Smollett’s legal team also believes that the sentencing was “unconstitutional and draconian.”

 “We are gratified that Jussie will be back with his family and loved ones and look forward to a dispassionate review and reversal of the serial injustices visited upon him,” said Attorney Tina Glandian, to TMZ.

Jussie Smollet released from jail after appealing sentence

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