Has ‘Making A Murderer’ put Brendan Dassey’s life in danger? The younger subject of the Netflix docu-series was reportedly moved from a Green Bay correctional facility to a maximum security prison on Jan. 20, as sources claim his new-found fame may be to blame. Get the details below!
It’s no secret that Brendan Dassey has become something of a celebrity following the airing of Netflix’s buzzed-about new docu-series Making a Murderer. But could his new-found fame being doing him more harm than good? A shocking new report has claimed that Brendan was quietly moved to a maximum security prison on Jan. 20 as sources claim his new “high-profile” may have posed a threat to his life!
Brendan, the nephew of Steven Avery, was reportedly transferred from the Green Bay Correctional Institution where he’s served the majority of his sentence thus far, to a maximum security prison some 125 miles away, according to a new TMZ report. Brendan is now said to be staying at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin, although it is unknown for how long.
While it’s unclear what may have prompted the undercover move, sources close to Brendan told TMZ that was “for several reasons” — one of which was thought to have something to do with the convict becoming “so high-profile” as a result of Making a Murderer. Still, while the sources suspected that Brendan’s new-found fame may have influenced the move, a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections told the site that inmate transfers were actually quite “common,” although failed elaborate further.
Although Brendan has become something of a household name (well, for those with Netflix anyways), his lawyer recently revealed that he has actually yet to see the show himself. In an interview with Forbes, Brendan’s lawyer Laura Nirider, explained that because a Netflix subscription isn’t something that inmates have access to in prison, Brendan is still coming to understand just how big of an impact the docu-series has had on the general public.
Behind the four walls of a prison without, obviously, a Netflix subscription, it’s hard to understand how big Making a Murderer has gotten,” she said. “He’s understanding it. He is hopeful. He is grateful. He wants his fair shot. That’s all.”
Brendan’s attorneys have recently filed a writ of habeas corpus in federal court, which requests that the now-26-year-old be granted a new trial on the grounds that his original confession was unconstitutionally coerced and that his pretrial lawyer, Len Kachinsky, violated his constitutional right to a loyal attorney. While a decision has yet to be made in regards to his retrial, Brendan is doing his best to stay positive as his continues to hold out hope for “his fair shot.”
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