Billy McFarland, who is currently serving a sentence of six years for planning the ill-fated Festival Fyre, has requested an early release from prison due to concerns of COVID-19.
McFarland and his legal team recently presented the request to the judge Naomi Reice Buchwald. In the presentation, McFarland emphasizes the risks to personal health that the disease represents for him, due to their underlying conditions, as well as their prevalence at the site between the prison staff and the inmates.
There are reasons to believe that McFarland presented the application for early release by a genuine concern for your well-being. According to the report, FCI Elkton, the low security prison in Ohio where he is being held, is overwhelmed by the cases of COVID-19. Earlier this week, the ACLU filed a petition on behalf of inmates at FCI Elkton, arguing that they should be transferred to other facilities or released to serve the remainder of their sentences at home.
So far, more than 10 employees of FCI Elkton have made COVID-19, while nearly 70 inmates have contracted the disease; In one place, around 44 prisoners are currently hospitalized, while six others have died after testing positive, according to the most recent reports.
Given that the FCI Elkton has only 2,000 individuals, these figures suggest that the new coronavirus is spreading rapidly through its dependencies.
Last week, the governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, sent a team of National Guard members are medically trained to provide supplemental assistance (health-based, not security-related) at FCI Elkton. The governor DeWine and others recognized the possibility that the hospitals near FCI Elkton, which is located in the rural municipality of Elkrun, may have difficulties to handle the influx of patients.
To date, medical professionals have been diagnosed with approximately 8,000 cases of COVID-19 in Ohio.
Last month, Digital Music News was the first to report that Andy King, one of the only employees of the Fyre Festival in keeping a reputation intact, he had the intention of embarking on a lecture tour called “A Fyre Side Chat”. Unfortunately, the series of events in the Uk, like virtually all other events attracting large crowds, has been cancelled due to the pandemic of coronavirus.
It is worth mentioning that a judge released him to Tekashi 6ix9ine of the prison shortly after the 23-year-old and his lawyers expressed health concerns related to the coronavirus.
Billy McFarland was jailed previously in the Federal Correctional Institution of the State of New York, Otisville, but was transferred to FCI Elkton then of a rule violation and subsequent confrontation with the superiors of the prison.