He’s not doing well. 90 Day Fiancé star Jay Smith is still being detained in ICE custody and is still being held at York County Prison in Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old Jamaica native has been in prison since he turned himself in to local police authorities in Upper Allen, Pennsylvania on July 2. Since then, one of his friends started a GoFundMe for his legal fees and has been sharing updates via Jay’s Instagram page. On Friday, July 5, the pal shared details about how Jay has been doing since he’s been in jail.
“So I went to the jail today and saw Jay … he asked me to reach out on here and let everyone know that his GoFundMe is not a scam and he is in real need of help. He is doing everything he can to keep his spirits lifted, he’s been reading a lot of books and making phone calls when he can, but he is truly sad and starting to feel depression and anxiety,” the pal wrote. “His smile and the glow in his eyes never fades though, he still lights right up. I keep telling him to stay strong and reminding him how many people care and are working to help him, and how many people are actually realizing how wrong this whole situation is now. Please support Jay anyway you can if you have ever been touched by his unique energy 🖤 this man deserves freedom from this cruel and unreasonable punishment. Free jay!! 😭😭”
According to his GoFundMe, Jay is asking for $5,000 to help free himself from “immigration detention.” As of publication, the campaign was able to raise $1,793 in just one day. The pal shared another update on Saturday, July 6, and revealed that Jay is starting to lose his positive spirit.
“Jay called this morning and the sadness in his voice today is the first I’ve heard it like this. My heart breaks for him,” the friend wrote. “Anyone who is close to Jay, knows Jay, and really knows the situation, knows this is NOT OKAY. This isn’t for media or tv at all anymore, this is someone’s LIFE! Free this happy soul!! 😭💔 #weloveyoujay #freejay 😪😪”
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