Harris requested to serve his sentence in Pennsylvania, to be closer to his family.
Harris is supposed to turn himself on Jan. 19 to the Allenwood Low federal prison in Pennsylvania, but the reality star asked the court to let him serve his time closer to New York City, where his wife, Yandy Smith-Harris, and children live.
The Pennsylvania prison is nearly four hours away from New York, and Harris said he’d rather serve his eight-year sentence for drug trafficking at the Otisville federal prison, which is an hour and a half drive from the city.
Harris said it’d be easier for Smith-Harris and the couple’s three little kids to visit, especially since his baby daughter turns one Jan. 26.
But Judge Frank Geraci said the decision on where Harris serves his time wasn’t up to him, and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons would have the final say.
After pleading guilty to drug trafficking in federal court back in April 2015, Harris was sentenced to eight years in early December.