Joe Exotic Has Been Transferred To A Medical Centre For Cancer Treatment
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Joe Exotic has been moved to a medical centre where he is set to get treatment for his 'aggressive cancer'.
Federal prison officials told TMZ that the star of Netflix's Tiger King has been transferred from FMC Fort Worth in Texas to FMC Butner in North Carolina.
The move apparently took place on Tuesday (16 November) with Butner providing 'extensive medical services' and cancer treatment facilities.
It's not clear what type of cancer 58-year-old Exotic has, but reports say he's gone to the same place Bernie Madoff went to when he was suffering from kidney disease.
Tweeting from Fort Worth federal prison earlier this month, Joe said: "It is with a sad face that I have to tell you ... that my prostate biopsy's came back with an aggressive cancer."
Doctors called me in today to break the news that my prostate biopsy came back with an aggressive cancer, Carole Will have her own party over this! Say a prayer everyone & be my voice :cry: love #joeexotic #exclusive #breakingnews #freejoeexotic #justiceforjoeexotic pic.twitter.com/M5wu7fI7a9
- Joe Exotic (@joe_exotic) November 3, 2021
The blonde mullet-wearing former Oklahoma zookeeper, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is known for his expletive-laden rants on YouTube and a failed 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign.
He featured in the first season of the popular documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness before being sentenced to 22 years behind bars.
Exotic was sent to prison after being convicted for violating federal wildlife laws and a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting Carole Baskin, who runs a rescue sanctuary for big cats in Florida.
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver in July ordered Exotic to be resentenced to a shorter term, finding that the trial court wrongly treated the two convictions separately in calculating his prison term.
The panel said his advisory sentencing range should be between 17-and-a-half years and just under 22 years, rather than between just under 22 years and 27 years in prison used by the trial court.
Exotic wrote on Twitter for prayers and 'the world to be my voice to be released', saying there is no evidence he committed crimes.