Joe Exotic ‘changed forever’ after horror in prison and ‘targeted as gay’
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Joe Exotic shot to fame on the hit Netflix documentary Tiger King and is now behind bars but determined to have his sentence reduced as he maintains his innocence
Joe Exotic was “eye-opened” during his time in prison, according to his Power of Attorney Tami Springer, who also claims he was targeted for his sexuality.
The former zookeeper, who rose to fame on Netflix’s hit documentary magazine Tiger King, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in January 2020 after being found guilty of attempting to hire two separate men. to kill Carole Baskin.
Joe – whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage – has remained clean, but prosecutors say he offered an undercover FBI agent $10,000 to kill Carole, who runs a rescue sanctuary. big cats in Florida.
And while he continues to fight for his freedom despite having his appeal rejected earlier this year, Tami claims his time behind bars has “changed him forever”.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said: “Joe is a boxer and he speaks his mind.”
She went on to state, “He has his eye on corruption in government and the criminal justice system, and that includes US prisons.
“He’s strong-willed and is coping as best he can, but the horrors of prison have changed him forever. He beat COVID in prison, he beat cancer, and Now he must defeat the system and win his freedom.”
Tami accused Joe of being targeted in prison for his sexuality and said he was “a lot mistreated” behind bars.
She continued: “I posted a video on his social media recently reading his appeal to the BOP for a violation for which he was unduly punished because it was completely fabricated.
“He believes he was targeted because of his lifestyle and is gay. One guard made a negative comment about his tattooed eyeliner and told him she would take care of it. said he would write a lot.
“I won’t go into more detail here, but he was abused and mistreated a lot in prison, and I think most people would be shocked if they knew it all.”
Mirror Online has reached out to the Federal Medical Center where Joe is being held for comment.
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