Lontrell Williams Jr, better known as rapper Pooh Shiesty, no longer faces life in jail following his court hearing on Tuesday (4th January), as reported by Hot News Hip Hop (HNHH).
According to a report in Rolling Stone, the Memphis rapper now faces up to 97 months in jail instead after entering a guilty plea for “conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes as part of his federal robbery case”.

We break down everything we know about Pooh Shiesty’s potential jail time and work out how long 97 months is in years.

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 31: Rapper Pooh Shiesty attends Onyx Monday Nights at Onyx Nightclub on May 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
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Pooh Shiesty no longer faces life in prison

Lontrell Williams Jr, aka Pooh Shiesty, is no longer facing life in prison after pleading guilty to a federal gun charge stemming from three shootings during the past two years in Tennessee and Miami-Dade County.

As reported by the Miami Herald, Pooh Shiesty’s signed plea agreement means the government can’t ask for the sentence to be more than 97 months in prison.

According to the same outlet, the rapper, 22, could also face up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

Pooh Shiesty has been behind bars since his June 9th arrest following another incident. He was then indicted in the Landon Hotel case and ordered to be held without bail, Rolling Stone reports.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11:  Rapper Pooh Shiesty performs onstage during 2021 Shiesty Season Spring Fest at Central Station on April 11, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
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97 months in years explained

Pooh Shiesty’s potential jail sentence of 97 months is equivalent to more than eight years – 8.0894 years to be exact.

The 22-year-old hoped to be out of custody soon and shared a message on his Instagram in December, stating: “Ima be back in a minute won’t be too long til I’m free.”

Pooh Shiesty also released a jailhouse freestyle entitled ‘Federal Contraband’ last month. Listen to it here.

However, a date for the rapper’s sentencing wasn’t immediately set.

Rapper’s previous potential sentence

As reported by The Sun, Lontrell Williams Jr previously faced a maximum of 20 years each for “conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of violent crime and Hobbs Act robbery conspiracy”.

The report stated the rapper faced a further maximum life sentence for “discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence” following his alleged involvement in an armed robbery in Florida.

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