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THE 18-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE STUDENT

AND HER FAMILY ARE DEVASTATED.

18-YEAR-OLD SKYLER MACK WILL BE

SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN A CAYMAN

ISLANDS JAIL CELL.

WHAT BEGAN AS A CARIBBEAN

GETAWAY TO VISIT HER BOYFRIEND

TURNING INTO A NIGHTMARE.

>> SHES SCARED, SHE DOESNT

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

SHES TALKING ABOUT DROPPING OUT

OF COLLEGE.

JUST SHE THINKS PEOPLE OVER HERE

ARE GOING TO HATE HER.

>> Reporter: THE PREMED COLLEGE

STUDENT FROM GEORGIA BROKE THE

CAYMAN ISLANDS COVID LAWS

VIOLATING A TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE

WHEN SHE REMOVED A TRACKING

BRACELET AND WENT TO HER

BOYFRIENDS JET SKI COMPETITION.

EVEN THOUGH MACK TESTED NEGATIVE

FOR THE VIRUS WHEN SHE ARRIVED

THERE FROM THE U.S., BOTH SHE

AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE SENTENCED

TO FOUR MONTHS IN PRISON.

AFTER APPEALING FOR A LIGHTER

SENTENCE ON TUESDAY, THE COURT

CUT THE JAIL TIME IN HALF, TO

TWO MONTHS.

>> WE WERE ALL CRYING AND HURT.

>> Reporter: MACKS ATTORNEY

ARGUING THAT BOTH MACK AND HER

BOYFRIEND BE RELEASED.

>> FOR MS. MACK IN PARTICULAR,

DIFFICULT FOR HER BECAUSE SHES

GOING BACK TO FAIRBANKS PRISON.

>> Reporter: MACKS FAMILY WAS

HOPING SHE WOULD BE HOME FOR

COLLEGE WHEN IT STARTS AGAIN IN

JANUARY, BUT NOW THAT LOOKS

UNLIKELY.

>> I DONT SLEEP AT NIGHT.

ALL I CAN THINK OF IS HER LAYING

IN THAT BED CRYING BECAUSE I

KNOW THATS WHAT SHES DOING.

>> Reporter: AFTER BREAKING

QUARANTINE RULES IN THE

BRITISH-CONTROLLED ISLAND, MACK

AND HER BOYFRIEND PLEADED GUILTY

AND WERE INITIALLY ORDERED TO

PAY A FINE AND DO COMMUNITY

SERVICE.

BUT WHEN THE ISLANDS PROSECUTOR

APPEALED, THE COURT CHANGED IT

TO A JAIL SENTENCE INSTEAD, A

MUCH HARSHER PENALTY.

MACKS FAMILY TELLS NBC NEWS

THEY ASKED PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR

HELP AND SAYS THEY ARE NOW

DEALING WITH THE U.S. STATE

DEPARTMENT.

>> MY DAUGHTER IS NOT A BAD

PERSON.

SHE MADE A MISTAKE.

SHE MADE A POOR JUDGMENT

DECISION AND SHE KNOWS THAT.

SHES TERRIFIED.

>> SO, STEPH, A LOT OF PEOPLE

ARE WONDERING IS THERE ANY

CHANCE THEY CAN GET OUT ANY

EARLIER?

>> Reporter: KRISTEN, ITS A

POSSIBILITY.

BY CAYMAN ISLANDS LAW, THEYLL

HAVE TO SERVE AT LEAST 60% OF

THEIR SENTENCE.

THAT WOULD MEAN MACK COULD BE

RELEASED FROM PRISON BY JANUARY

20th BUT THAT STILL WONT BE

EARLY ENOUGH TO MAKE IT HOME IN

TIME FOR THE START OF HER

SEMESTER.

KRISTEN.

>> REMARKABLE TO HEAR FROM HER

MOM, TO SAY THAT SHE HAS REMORSE

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