Regardless of his attorneys hoping for a restricted sentence of neighborhood service, Jussie Smollett was sentenced to 30 months of felony probation. This contains 150 days in jail — which will probably be carried out within the Cook dinner County Jail in Chicago — and an order for the actor to pay restitution amounting greater than $120,000, per CNN. The false studies Smollett made to police in January 2019 will even price him an extra $25,000.
The Cook dinner County Jail is positioned in central Chicago close to the courthouse, at the moment housing 6,000 inmates, lots of whom, in keeping with the Day by day Mail, are Black males awaiting trial. Inmates serving time at this location are sometimes these with sentences of two years or much less. The outlet reported that upon his arrival, the previous “Empire” star was being held within the Division 8 Residential Therapy Unit — a facility that made headlines in 2020 for a COVID-19 outbreak, the dying of three detainees from the virus, and poor sanitary circumstances.
Cook dinner County Jail has giant dormitories with rows of bunks for a whole lot of males to sleep. It’s unclear the place Smollett will probably be positioned at the moment, however single cell blocks are sometimes reserved for both violent or at-risk inmates. Choose James Linn famous that good conduct from Smollett may reduce the 150-day sentence to half, permitting him to serve simply over two months.