2Pac’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur denied compassionate release from federal prison amid 60-year sentence, with Shakur suffering from ‘terminal case of’ cancer
The end 2Pac dad At Mutulu Shakur health deteriorated in prison.
According Vlad TVin 1984, Mutulu Shakur was convicted for his involvement in a 1981 conspiracy to steal armored trucks. A guard and two policemen were murdered at the time. U.S. Senior District Judge Charles S. Haight sympathized with Mutulu Shakur in court due to his medical condition. However, the 11-page order said the First Step Act does not apply to his charges that took place before November 1987. 2Pac stepfather was sentenced to 60 years behind bars for his crime.
Judge Charles S. Haight wrote:
“This is a difficult case. The government does not question the dire nature of Shakur’s current medical condition. Shakur is also submitting testimonials that describe his rehabilitation in prison and the humanitarian assistance he provided to other detainees,
Judge Charles S. Haight continued:
“On the other hand, family members of the Brinks employee who was killed in the sentencing crimes have written to the court, expressing their continued grief and opposition to any reduction in Shakur’s sentence.”
Lawyers say that Shakur, who is incarcerated at Lexington Federal Medical Center in Kentucky, has a “terminal and incurable case of multiple myeloma” – a cancer of the plasma cells. Last May, he had six months to live. Shakur only has two freedom options after Haight’s decision. His options include reapplying to the Bureau of Prisons, which rejected his attempts to release him on compassionate grounds, or trying to persuade a parole board to release him. The 72-year-old filed a habeas petition asking the federal government to grant him parole. The Bureau of Prisons granted one of the by Shakur co-defendant, compassionate release Marilyn Buck, who died of cancer in 2010, a month after being released from federal prison. If he is released, Shakur plans to reside with her stepson, rapper and former Outlawz member, Mopreme Shakur.
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