Thursday, December 24, 2009

T.I. Released From Jail, Heading To Halfway House

According to Vice President of Promotions for Grand Hustle Entertainment, Amir Boyd, Hip-Hop superstar T.I. is now home. Boyd tweeted the following shortly after noon today (December 22), "The KING is home y'all! Merry Christmas!"

News regarding the incarcerated rapper's release from prison started early last week after his lawyer Steve Sadow mentioned the possibility of him being released to a halfway house prior to his projected release date, during an interview with XXL Magazine.

" [T.I.'s projected release date is around] the fourth week of March 2010. 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," explained Sadow.

"...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, [but] we do not have any control over it."

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was serving time stemming for an arrest in Atlanta on October 13th, 2007, four hours before the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Tip was charged with possession of three unregistered machine guns and two silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a felon, both charges are felonies. He was facing 10 years and a $250,000 fine, but in accordance with his plea deal was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine. On May of this year, he began serving that sentence in Forrest City, Arkansas.

T.I. is currently staying at Dismas Charities Atlanta West correctional center and, after his three month stay there, he will be on house arrest for 23 days and on probation for two more years following that.

- By Sharniece Moore

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