Jussie Smollett found himself having a terrible experience in the Cook County Jail. The former “Empire” star is serving 150 days for faking a hate crime against himself. Jussie’s family has been harrassed by the public. Smollett was placed in the prison psych ward shortly after his sentencing.
The disgraced former Empire star’s attorneys made an argument for his immediate release. The legal team cited his increased risk of COVID-19 as well as the threats against his family. Smollett is planning to appeal his case.
While he is not out of jail just yet, Jussie Smollett did receive a bit of a break. TMZ has reported that Jussie has been released from the jail’s psychiatric ward.
Smollett’s brother, Jocqui, thanked fans for their support on Monday night. Jocqui believes it was their support that helped get Jussie out of the situation. Smollett will now be able to sleep in a bed without restraints.
“Cook County doesn’t really move until they get bad publicity … keep continuing to call Cook County Jail checking in on him and keep saying that you believe he should be free.”
Jussie Smollett explained to the court several times that he is not suicidal. Representatives from the jail noted that all high-profile prisoners go to the psych ward as a standard practice. The good news is that it didn’t last long.
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