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Just like most men in prison with a wife and kids on the outside, Mendeecees Harris is trying everything he can to come home early.

After a federal judge rebuffed the request from the reality star to have his federal drug distribution sentence reduced, Mendeecees appealed the judge’s ruling that he isn’t eligible to have his prison time lessened by as much as a third. According to Bossip, Mendeecees and his lawyer Dawn Florio filed the appeal last week, claiming that the court made a mistake when the judge shut down his bid for less prison time. Mendeecees argued that he was locked up under expired sentencing guidelines, and his then-lawyer and the prosecution should have realized the error. He asked for three years to be shaved off his time, saying that he could continue his work as a youth leader and encourage kids to stay off the streets and in the drug dealing lifestyle.

U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr., who denied his bid for a lower sentence earlier this month, ruled that under Mendeecees’ plea deal he can’t appeal the sentence once it went into effect, which means that a sentence lowering doesn’t apply.

As you may recall, Mendeecees was sentenced to eight to ten years in federal prison in 2015 for “conspiracy to distribute narcotics,” under a plea deal where he admitted he ferried large amounts of cocaine and heroin from New York City to Upstate New York.

Here’s How Mendeecees Harris Is Trying To Get Released From Prison Early  was originally published on