Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith were thinking an early release from prison could be a reality but a judge just shut that all the way down.
VH1 got wind of the court case and reports that Mendeecees’ request for early release was denied. His sentence is upheld despite the details released on his good deeds done behind bars.
a U.S. District judge refused Mendeecees’ request to have his federal drug trafficking sentence reduced from 8 years to 5 years. His lawyer, Dawn Florio, noted that a change in federal sentencing guidelines meant there might be an opportunity to reduce the original sentence given back in December 2015. Florio argued that the Harlem
native’s role in the drug ring was only minor, and on top of that, Mendeecees has turned in over $170,000 in restitution and even met with youth organizations four times a week to pay back his debt to society.
That apparently wasn’t enough to sway the courts. Though this is certainly sad news for the Harris family, Mendeecees has accepted the consequences of his crimes and shared the lessons he’s learned along the way
Mendeecees’ anticipated prison release year is 2023.