Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also referred to as Joe Exotic, is the topic of the second season of Netflix’s “Tiger King” sequence. The sequence simply launched on November 17. Where is he in jail at the moment and the way for much longer is his sentence? Here are all the main points about his present scenario.
He’s within the Federal Medical Centre in Fort Worth
In April 2020, Joe Exotic was transferred from Grady County Jail in Oklahoma to the Federal Medical Centre Fort Worth, NBC DFW reported. At first, he was put in a coronavirus quarantine as a result of inmates at his earlier jail had examined constructive for coronavirus. The federal jail in Fort Worth is ready up for maile inmates with particular medical wants, Vulture reported.
He’s nonetheless within the FMC at the moment, The U.S. Sun reported.
In September 2020, he requested a pardon from jail resulting from a blood dysfunction, NZ Herald reported. Exotic wrote in a letter that he was born with CVID (widespread variable immune deficiency), which required blood infusions month-to-month. He mentioned he would “deceased in 2-3 months” with out a pardon.
Former President Donald Trump didn’t grant him that pardon. He was so sure that he would get it, he needed a limo ready on the jail upon phrase of his launch, KLTV reported. His lawyer, Francisco Hernandez, mentioned on the time: “It is the President’s Constitutional proper to Pardon and we’ve to simply accept and respect his use of discretion. Score stays 0:0 on the finish of the primary quarter. After an aggressive first quarter Hail Mary, workforce tiger did not rating. Three quarters to go.”
His 22-Year Sentence Was Thrown Out & He’s Waiting for Resentencing
On January 2020, just some months earlier than the primary season of “Tiger King” was launched, Joe Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in jail. That included 108 months for murder-for-hire convictions and one other 4 years on the wildlife costs. The decide had mentioned he was consumed and obsessive about silencing Carole Baskin, National Geographic reported. The decide additionally famous that whereas he was in Grady County Jail, he tried to promote lion cubs over the telephone. He was discovered responsible in April and sentenced in January 2020.
In July 2021, his 22-year sentence was thrown out by the a hundredth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals however his conviction was upheld, The Oklahoman reported.
The three-judge panel dominated that his two convictions shouldn’t have been handled individually when it comes to his sentencing, since each concerned the aim of killing Carole Baskin, AP News reported. His sentencing ought to have ranged from 17 1/2 to underneath 22 years, not 22 to 27 years. Exotic is awaiting re-sentencing by a trial court docket. His legal professional Brandon Sample mentioned he would possibly find yourself getting an excellent decrease sentence than the vary within the ruling.
He’s Seeking Another Pardon Because of Cancer
Exotic and his lawyer, John Phillips, started searching for a pardon from President Joe Biden in May 2021, WGNTV reported.
Exotic wrote on Twitter: “John Phillips has obtained my medical information from (Federal Medical Center) Fort Worth and my PSA rely got here again very excessive for prostate most cancers. The jail has authorized testing to confirm what stage it’s in. My physique is drained, I’ve misplaced an amazing quantity of weight, the mouth sores are uncontrolled, I throw up greater than I eat.”
In November, BBC reported that Exotic needs his resentencing sped up due to his well being. Exotic mentioned his biopsy revealed aggressive prostrate most cancers.