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Big Meech, Black Mafia Family Founder, Could See Early Prison Release In 2025

Flenory was initially sentenced to 30 years after being found guilty of large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering.

Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory is seeking an early release date in 2025 if the courts agree with his attorney’s recent filing.

Recently unveiled court documents show that Flenory’s attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, filed an early release petition for the former crime boss last month that could see him released three years early, The Detroit News reports. Citing Amendment 821 of the United States Criminal Code, Barnett argued that Flenory should be released earlier than his latest reduced sentence, per new sentencing guidelines.

She argues that the Black Mafia Family founder has remained an upstanding citizen while serving time, including obtaining his GED, performing well in other prison classes, and staying out of trouble while incarcerated since 2021. As a result, Barnett cites the credit Flenory has earned for his sentence under the U.S.S.G. (United States Sentencing Guidelines) Amendment 782, and, therefore, should be released by 2025.

Flenory was initially sentenced to 30 years after being found guilty of large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering. He later had his sentence reduced to 20 years, which put him at a 2028 release date. However, if Barnett’s recent filing is successful, the ex-BMF leader will be a free man again in 2025.

His son, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., has since taken to social media to express his joy over the good news surrounding his father’s potential prison release.

Flenory Jr. portrays his father in the Starz’ hit scripted series BMF. The show was recently greenlit for season 4 amid the season 3 premiere on March 1. Flenory Jr. recently spoke with BLACK ENTERPRISE about his ability to humanize his family’s story in the hit series and learn about his family history that took place years before his birth.

“I was born in 2000, so this is all new to me. It’s all a learning experience. I got to learn a lot about my family that I didn’t know about,” he explained.

“When I came to set, it was like a clash. Like, I was going to tell everything about my roots and about my family that I didn’t know. And with that, I get to play my father and still live up to his name.”

Meanwhile, Barnett has proven successful in aiding in the release of incarcerated persons. In 2018, Kim Kardashian joined the Buried Alive Project founder in advocating for clemency for Alice Johnson, a nonviolent drug offender who was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 for cocaine trafficking despite it being her first offense. Johnson served 21 years before being released in June 2018 by the Trump administration.

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