Bobby Shmurda (a.k.a. Ackquille Pollard) will be eligible for release from prison next month, the New York State Department of Corrections told the New York Times. The Brooklyn rapper had been denied parole in September 2020, but a review by the New York State Department of Corrections restored his credit for good behavior. He will be eligible for conditional release as of February 23 to serve the remainder of his sentence—set to end in December—on parole.
Shmurda and his co-defendants Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall and Nicholas McCoy initially pleaded guilty to conspiracy and weapons charges in September 2016 in a deal that required each man’s participation; Shmurda accepted a seven-year prison sentence. In 2017 he pleaded guilty to promoting prison contraband and was sentenced to four years, served concurrently. Rowdy Rebel was released from Collins Correctional Facility in December and will be under community supervision until December 2025.