6ix9ine won't be going home early.
On Tuesday, Judge Paul Engelmayer denied the rap star's request to serve out the remainder of his 24-month prison sentence in home confinement or, barring that, at a community correctional facility. 6ix9ine, whose government name is Daniel Hernandez, has been in prison since November 2018.
In turning down the request by the "Gummo" rapper's attorneys that he be moved from a private jail to either his home or a community facility, Judge Engelmayer stood by the decision he made at Hernandez's Dec. 18, 2019 sentencing hearing.
"[T]he Court’s determination was, and is, that a 24-month prison sentence is necessary in this case," Engelmayer wrote. Approving Hernandez's request would mean that his sentence would no longer "reflect the seriousness of his crimes."
Hernandez pleaded guilty in January 2019 to nine counts related to his membership in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, the gang he joined just as his rap career began to take off. He became a cooperating witness, and testified at the fall 2019 trial of two other Nine Trey members, Anthony "Harv" Ellison and Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack.
Hernandez is currently being held at a private jail instead of a federal prison for security reasons. However, his attorney Lance Lazzaro claimed in a recent filing that "even at the private jail, Hernandez is still housed with various members of the Bloods." Lazzaro expects his client to be home by the end of July 2020. Ellison and Mack are scheduled to be sentenced next month.