Jussie Smollett was released from prison just 6 days after receiving a 150-day sentence.
Smollett’s defense attorney, Nenye Uche, told reporters that the Smollett family is “very excited with today’s development.” She also said that while in prison, the actor did not eat and only drank water.
“When this case was initially reconstituted, when this case was prosecuted, when this case was convicted, I wondered if Chicago was going to succeed from the union because you can’t punish someone twice. ,” top defense attorney Nenye Uche told reporters outside the prison. .
Smollett’s attorneys filed an urgent motion to have his sentence adjourned, which was accepted because the judge found it was because Smollett had been convicted of “nonviolent” charges. He was released on a $150,000 personal bond during the appeal period.
JUSSIE SMOLLETT ‘FREE’
“Many false reports are made against black men across the country. No one cares,” his lawyer said. “We have complained about the differential treatment of African Americans in the justice system. Should black men be jailed for 4th degree felony? Shame on you if you think they should.”