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Dec 27, 2009

Rapper T.I. Released From Prison To Halfway House

Rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris has been released from an Arkansas jail and has been placed into a halfway house in Georgia. Read more on T.I.’s release below.

T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, said the rapper has returned to his hometown in Atlanta, Georgia.

“He was released this morning from his place of incarceration in Arkansas,” Sadow said in an interview. “As I understand it, he’s on his way back to the Atlanta area. He has to report to a halfway house in Atlanta sometime this evening. And he will then spend somewhere between the next two or three months in a halfway house, ending his Buruea of Prison sentence. A halfway house is more along the lines of a residential dormitory. You live within this house that is broken into areas for living, and you are permitted to leave during the day for certain reasons of which would be employment, medical reasons, things of that nature, and you return to the halfway house in the evening. So it’s a restriction on your liberty but it’s a way for you to reenter into society and not be confined within a jail type institution 24-hours a day.”

Previous reports stated that T.I. was scheduled to released in May 2010, but is being released for good behavior!

The rapper was doing time for his arrest on gun charges two years ago.

Federal agents had targeted Harris in 2007 after arresting his body guard, who bought guns from undercover agents. The body guard said three machine guns and two silencers were for Harris. Then ATF agents arrested T.I. when he took delivery of the guns from his body guard. His arrest took place just hours before he was to receive two awards at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in 2007.

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