'Making a Murderer' Star Let Me Out Now!! I'm No Risk, Check My Crochet Skills

9/15/2016 8:16 AM PDT
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Brendan Dassey's in no way a flight risk and should be let out of prison while his appeal is pending ... at least that's the argument his lawyers are making to get him out now.

You'll recall a federal judge ordered the release of Dassey back in August ... but the Wisconsin Attorney General appealed that decision.

Lawyers say that's fine and dandy ... but in the meantime, while that process plays out, Dassey should be released. According to docs ... Dassey's lawyers argue he poses no danger to the public, and has been a model prisoner who spends his time reading, watching TV and recently took up crochet. They say he's attempting a blanket.

Dassey -- convicted for helping Steven Avery in a murder chronicled on "Making a Murderer" -- was ordered released from prison after his constitutional rights were violated.