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Jussie Smollett Ordered Released From Jail Pending Appeal

Jussie Smollett was ordered released from jail by an appeals court that agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to Chicago police about a racist and homophobic attack.

The order, entered on Wednesday, says Smollett "shall be released from custody ... upon posting of a personal recognizance bond (I Bond) in the amount of $150,000." The court granted a motion made by Smollett's attorneys to delay his sentence and grant him bond until their appeal of his conviction has been decided on.

According to AP, The appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, said Smollett could be released after posting a personal recognizance bond of $150,000, meaning he doesn't have to put down money but agrees to come to court as required.

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