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On March 14, Jussie Smollett’s family and legal team requested an immediate suspension of his 150-day jail sentence after the actor received “vicious threats” from fellow inmates. They also claimed that the actor is immunocompromised and exposure to COVID-19 could result in a “serious health risk,” per Rolling Stone. He was moved to a different jail cell, but his brother, Jocqui Smollett, insisted that it wasn’t enough. “At this point, our biggest priority is getting our brother out of jail. He’s a strong individual, but it’s not right. It’s traumatic. It’s a mental marathon. We want to get him out,” he said.

Now, the actor has been granted freedom and was released from jail on March 16. In a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court ordered his release after posting a personal recognizance bond of $150,000, which simply means that he doesn’t need to cough up money, per CNN. He is, however, required to come to court as needed.

Smollett’s lawyers also argued that he would have completed his term even before anything significant happens in the appeal process. “They released him and that says a lot about what the appellate court thinks of this case,” Nenye Uche, the lead lawyer in his team, said on Instagram.

Source: Nicki Swift

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