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Feds Dismiss Kodak Black's Attempt to Reduce Prison Sentence

By | On December 31, 2020

In court records filed Tuesday, federal prosecutors appeared to brush off Kodak Black's attempts to reduce his prison sentence, writing that his motion failed to follow legal procedure or cite a valid reason why he deserves less prison time. 

"(Kodak Black) has not presented 'extraordinary and compelling reasons' supporting his request for release," assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce O. Brown wrote in a response to the rapper's motion. "Stated more correction, (Kodak Black) has not presented ANY reason supporting his request for release. 


He merely states he is not an evil person and promises to participate in community-based programs aimed at helping the 'younger generation.' That simply is inadequate pursuant to the statute." 

Brown added that while sentencing guidelines suggested a 46-57-month sentence, Kodak Black faced up to 10 years in prison. In August 2019, he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of making a false statement in order to obtain a firearm. 

In the end, Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months. He is currently incarcerated in USP Thomson in Illinois, and has a scheduled release date in November 2022. 

Prosecutors were given Tuesday as a deadline to respond to Kodak Black's November motion for a compassionate release, which Kodak Black hand wrote from his prison cell. In it, Kodak Black wrote he could do more good outside of prison than in. 



"With all due deference, I come in truth," he wrote. "I acknowledge my mistakes and I take full responsibility for my actions. I am not a evil or demented person. I am salvageble (sic) and I have the ability and potential to live a prosperous and positive life." 

He added that as an entertainer, he can "reach out and touch the lives of many of societies (sic) younger generation." 






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