Thursday, December 17, 2009

T.I. May Get Early Prison Release To Move Into Halfway House

Clifford Harris Jr., better known as rapper T.I., received a year and a day sentence due to illegal firearms possession and for possessing a gun as a convicted felon and began serving his sentence last May at a low-security prison in Arkansas.

T.I. wasn't expected to be released until March 2010 but there are several rumors circulating the net that he may be released into a halfway house at the top of the year.

The rapper's lawyer spoke about his case stating, "Now it is up to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to decide whether someone should be placed in a halfway house prior to the projected release date. The Bureau of Prisons can do that and typically does it either a month before, or two months much as six months before the projected release date."

T.I.'s lawyer is confident that his client will be receiving an early release date.

"We are hopeful that T.I. will be placed in a halfway house within the next month or so, which would be about two or three months before his projected release date. We are hopeful for that, we do not have any control over it. The Bureau of Prisons makes that decision entirely on its own, they don't share that decision with the public and they don't share that decision with the defense lawyers, but we are hopeful because we know that T.I. has handled himself accordingly and conducted himself correctly while he has been incarcerated, we are hopeful that the Bureau of Prisons will give him two or three months of halfway house."

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