2Pac's Stepfather Mutulu Shakur Gets Denied Compassionate Release From Federal Prison Amid 60-Year S
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2Pac's Stepfather Mutulu Shakur Gets Denied Compassionate Release From Federal Prison Amid 60-Year Sentence, Shakur Suffering From 'Terminal Case Of ' Cancer
The late 2Pac's father Mutulu Shakur's health has gotten worse while in prison.
According to VladTV, back in 1984, Mutulu Shakur was convicted for his involvement in a 1981 conspiracy to rob armored trucks. A guard and two police were murdered at the time. United States Senior District Judge Charles S. Haight sympathized with Mutulu Shakur in court due to his health conditions. However, it was written in the 11-page order that the First Step Act doesn't apply to his charges that took place before November 1987. 2Pac's 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 present medical condition. Shakur also submits testimonials which describe his rehabilitation in prison and humanitarian assistance he has rendered to other inmates,"
Judge Charles S. Haight continued:
"On the other hand, members of the family of the Brinks employee who was killed during the crimes of conviction have written to the Court, expressing their continuing grief and opposition to any reduction in Shakur's sentence."
Attorneys state that Shakur, who is incarcerated at Lexington Federal Medical Center in Kentucky, suffers from a "terminal, incurable case of multiple myeloma" - a cancer of plasma cells. Back in May, he was given six months to live. Shakur has only two remaining options for freedom following Haight's ruling. His options include re-applying to the Bureau of Prisons, which has denied his attempts for a compassionate release, or trying to persuade a parole board to set him free. The 72-year-old filed a habeas petition asking the federal government to grant him parole. The Bureau of Prisons granted one of Shakur's co-defendants, Marilyn Buck, a compassionate release, who died of cancer back in 2010 a month after being released from federal prison. If released, Shakur plans to reside with his stepson, rapper, and former Outlawz member, Mopreme Shakur.
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