XXcLusive: T.I.’s Lawyer Clarifies Halfway House Rumors

Earlier today (December 15) Atlanta gossip blog sandrarose.com reported that incarcerated rapper T.I. would be released from Arkansas’ Forrest City Prison much earlier than expected. XXLMag.com spoke with Steve Sadow, the rap star’s lead council in his federal firearms case, to shed light on the matter.

According to Sadow, T.I. has a projected release date in “approximately the fourth week of March 2010.” This takes into account Tip’s original 366-day sentence, which he began serving on May 26, 2009, minus 54 days for good behavior and 14 days “that he had in custody prior to sentencing.”

“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,” Sadow explained. “The Bureau of Prisons can do that and typically does it either a month before, or two months before… as much as six months before the projected release date.”

The attorney is optimistic that the Grammy-award-winning artist may be out sooner than expected. “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,” he said. “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.”

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as the story develops. —Jesse Gissen

  • Mr. North

    t.i. is a FRAUD.

    • JETT1749

      MR.NORTH U A STR8 BITCH.

      • von

        man i was just gon eat that nigga out an make him my bitch i had the grease ready damn i guess ill fuck wanye and gucci now ATL FUCK THE UP THE ASS WESLEY PIPES A I ACTULLY LET THEM NIGGAS RUN A TRIAN ON ME IT WAS GOOD LET RICK ROSS HIT IT FROM THE BACK BAWSE IN MY ASS OOOOOOO YES

        • K_Dizzle

          fuck all da haters T.I cummin out early pimpin.fuck all u bitch ass niggas ATL what it is homie.!!!BANKHEAD!!!

        • fiz

          maddam are u on the wrong plane?

    • http://WWW.XXLMAG.COM FUCK Mr. North

      Fuck all u haterz who don’t like T.I
      T.I iz da shit & we need dat MOTHER-FUCKER to LIVE-UP da game. FUCK ALL da haterz, shout out to DRIZZY DRAKE, LiL WAYNE, KANYE WEST, DJ KHALED, FUCKIN… LUDACRIS, RICKY ROSS & da whole ov CASH MONEY INC.

      FREE T.I HOMEY

      !!!!BANK-HEAD!!!!

      • NotoriousAGC

        @ F. Mr.North
        go back to school nig’

    • DetroitDraper

      Im glad somebody said it. T.I is a bitch. 7 time felon plus multiple machine guns and silencers never equal 1 year in prison

      MAYN HOL’UP

    • Young Breeze

      Mr. North, Ya name speaks for itself. U mad da south has the crown and T.I is the king of rap right now PERIOD!!!

  • What The ?

    Let me get this straight. TIP raps about not snitching and the code of the streets, than gets arrested and snitches on the entire set ?

    Any regular man would be in the slammer for life no parole, this douchebag only got a year and now he’s getting even less ?

    He should publish a book when he gets out “snitchin 101″

    • http://MOZILLA LI PUPU

      IT AINT BOUT SNITCHIN MAN. ITS BOUT MONEY, IMAGINE HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAD 2 UNASS TO GET THAT SHIT REDUCED. (PROSECUTERS, JUDGES, LAWYERS,ETC) GOT PAID TO MAKE THAT SHIT GO AWAY. THATS HOW THE GAME GO. A REGULAR DUDE GO HAVE PLEAD 4 A LESSER CHARGE OR LAY IT DOWN 4 A WHILE

    • Skein

      Is buying your way out of a conviction actually snitching? TI got his OJ on.

    • El Tico Loco

      OK if T.I. is snitchin, then who else got arrested? Isn’t that the whole purpose of snitchin? Nah his lawyer’s just a beast and his money talks loud that’s what it is.

  • gift

    first niccas!!!!On the cool, I could go for a TI mixtape or album righ about now. Anybody else feelin me?

  • http://xxlmag.com Polk County Nig

    Ya’ll say he’s a snitch. Can anyone pull up his infornment papers? Every snitch or state infornment has papers that are availibile to the public. find them and give me the site to look at them. Until then get off the TIP of the mans’ Dick!!!

    • DetroitDraper

      Thats totally not true. Records can be sealed for years playa

      MAYN HOL’UP

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  • the real jay

    fuck the haters. the king comin home. i need a new tip album right now. that song let em talk is for all you hatin’ punks runnin’ ya dick suckas all day.

  • KEITH

    TIP IS A REAL DUDE! YOU DUMB MOTHERFUCKERS SHOULD KNOW THAT IF HE SNITCH, IT’LL BE ON PUBLIC RECORD YOU DUMB FUCKS! GET SOME EDUMACATION YOU FAKES ASS THUGZ

  • What The ?

    You stupid fuck, they don’t release shit in a case like this (the feds are on his team now) and TI doesn’t have close to enough money to even dream of paying off the feds, the only way he could have got out was to cooperate and bend over to uncle Sam, you dumb fucks keep thinking hes not a snitch you must be retarded.

    E thuggin has nothing to do with this, TI’s a hoe fraud that’s the point here, he went against everything he made you fools believe he was in the first place.

    • iRockRakim

      Oh, it’s not public record? Then how the fuck the Smoking Gun bust Alfamega for snitching then? Shut the fuck up if you don’t know what you talking about.

      • MidWest Grindin

        The Smoking Gun busted Alfamega for snitching 15 YEARS AFTER HE SNITCHED! You the dumb muthafucka. TI’s high profile and doing what Uncle Sam wants him to do. I’m sure they will keep his snitchin papers under wraps long enough for him to complete his career as a recording artist. Maybe 5 or 10 years from now, THEN it will be public record. No wonder why you lil young niggas keep gettin busted all the time…dont know SHIT about the Justice system.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Polk County Nig

    What the ? you stupid mane. Look up mob infornments they record of deals are public. if the mob infornments records are public why is TIP so special that his record is sealed? yous’ a sucka mane. look it up. this goes fo’ any nigga or broad on here saying he’s a snitch. get off his dick mane!!!!

    • Grimey G

      I’m a cop and I can tell you that the records only become public if it led to a court case. Only after the court case is complete does the matter become public record. If the info were available before any trial than they could potentially taint the jury pool. I’m not saying TI snitched or not, just thats what the procedure is. Look at the Departed, I know its a movie but its still shows the procedure, nobody knew Costigan was an informant except the 2 cops running the case. Yes he was a cop but its the same procedure with informants.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Eastside

    You can say what you want to say but T.I. is a snitch a 7 time convicted felon and get caught with them type of guns and get a year fed time and get out early this nigga is a fraud in the feds you have to do everyday they give you and that no lie T.I. is a snitch

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Wow. Who really cares if he snitched or not? How much does that miniscule bit of information affect your life? I feel sorry for anyone who hinges their realities on the doings of an entertainer that could care less what that person goes through. Dudes a pretty decent rapper. That’s all that concerns me. But, then again, I grew up with a few role models, so I don’t know what it’s like to invest such a large chunk of my life in a man I’ve never met, so much so that if he does something wrong, I feel a need to scream out the window how I feel…

    I bet when he does get back to recording, cats ain’t going to be saying shit about Gucci Mane, lol.

    • Sincere

      co-sign Grands 110%
      who gives a shit? all this means to me is i get to here the music sooner. the nigga has given me good music since i’m serious.

  • Todd_Base

    people still hating on T.I. in 09? even while he’s locked up? damn, I wish I had haters like that.

  • Tre

    What up Tony Grand? Good to see you still on here my dude! And I fully agree with your statement.

    @What The?:
    Every thing you do that has anything to do with the law is public record unless you yourself pay to have the record closed. Dude never told on anybody and you can go through every bit of court document to find out. I highly doubt you will though. This is one of those things where you heard other people say it so much you started believing it.

    Now you can cover up a charge by paying the courts say if you want a job or something like that, and you don’t want the job to find out about your record. However, they can still go back through court transcripts and find out what happened in court, but never know the charge( crazy right?)

    Believe me, the feds don’t go through that much work to protect snitches. Too bad you give them an aweful lot of credit.

  • Tre

    Therefore if he snitched, it can be found. What he snitched about? It cannot be found. So again, if he did snitch, then do your research and prove it.

    P.S.

    First person to prove TI snitched in any way shape or form, I’ll send you $100 bucks to your paypal for the time put in lol( Naw not really)

  • Salvia Blunts

    Another thing i dont understand is what are you alleging he snitched about? He got caught with a lot of guns…would he snitch on who got him the guna? he got caught with those guns…and possibly a murder was avoided because he got caught…so who is there to snitch on? if anything, he may have subsequently TAKEN THE FALL FOR SOME OF HIS MANS AND EM, FEEL ME?

  • http://MYSPACE HELTAH SIN SAY

    WHO GIVES A FUCK WHAT T.I CLARIFYS, FUCK THAT PUNK ASS BITCH FAGGOT ASS RICH HOMOSEXUAL M.C FROM THE SOUTH! FUCK THE SOUTH TOO! ALL OF YOU! AND FUCK STOPING AT GETO BOYS AND OUTKAST, FUCK THEM TOO!! FUCK THE SOUTH PERIOD! IM MADD AS HELL TODAY AND THIS IS HOW I FEEL!!!!!! YOU FUCKED UP RAP ! I BLAME THE SOUTH FOR ALL ARE PROBLEMS!!!

    • FIZ

      HEKTAR!! get yoour tongue of d kings GROIN. HE STILL RIDIN TALKS EVEN IN THE CELLIE. WHATEVER YOUR WEAK BRAIN DREAMS AINT STOPPING THE MOVEMENT. SOUTH 4 LIFE

  • Diggsy

    @ HELTAH SIN SAY
    Ay dog just remember at the end of the day all those rappers you fuck with fuck with the south.

  • Shim Dolla

    Bein that i did fed time (and stood tall while doin it) i can speak on this subject anybody who feel like he snitched go to the computer and pull up his psi which should be public record and go to the last page and if it says 5k1, or rule 35 then he cooperated if not, then shut the fuck up once and for all, it’s a trip a lot you niggas who never been in the system got some many opinions about how the shit works, when beans did a year for possesin of a handgun by a felon didn’t none of ya’ll niggas call him a snitch, but you wanna jump on ti cuz its popular, i can’t say for shit united states government or not money has an influence and you would be a fool not to think so, money can make lawyers, and assistant united states attorneys go into te law books and find different precedents, and programs that can knock off point and or time in the federal sentencing guidelines and anyway why da fuck are you worried if he snitched or not chances are you will never meet him. worry about da niggas you kick it with everyday and figure out which one of them is bendin ova for da fedz you niggas is lookin for fuckin role models instead of realizin that this shit is entertainment and like the late great pimp c said 98% percent of these rappers is fake anyways.

  • NotoriousAGC

    finally.. a decent rapper gonna make an album that makes sense..see ya soon tip

  • gi joe

    I hope this nigga quit making stupid ass songs like “swing your rag” and “wutever u like”. We need to hear that TRAP MUZIK Tip! stop doin songs 4 these sucka azz-trik on a hoe-tight ballerina pants lookn azz niggaz!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    snitch or not. that shit dont change anything about him as a (great) rapper/MC. i know i cant wait to hear some new T.I., he definitely one of the best. so, to me, this is some good news.

    “let em talk, let em hate, it aint my fault they @ the bottom let em stay/ let em say, say whatever let em lie/ let em snitch, let em bleed, let em die”
    ^^IT’S THE KING BITCH!!!

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      & somebody please, get them gay niggaz up top OUTTA HERE!

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  • Joe

    WTF do yall mean ‘who gives a shyt’

    Ngga, YOU giv a shyt, u commentin!

    Nothin wrong with that. Everybody wanna play super cool but, shyt, its an interesting story…7 time felon get caught with guns (including silencers) and does 8 mnths.

    *******And finally, coming from somebody who knows, once and for all:**********

    If you think all informant papers are public knowledge, YOU are the misinformed one. Think about the logic of that. You’re mistakin state informants and FED informants. Feds can basically do wutever they want. If your a random ngga on the street that snitches, 9/10 the streets know and your lawyer wont stipulate as part of your deal that you r a sealed informant.

    But you dont have to look far. Weeks after he was arrested, the killer of his homeboy in Ohio was arrested. I dont pay attention to that snitchin bs, but take that for what it is.

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    Who did he snitch on again? lol you niggas kill me.

  • El Tico Loco

    OK if T.I. is snitchin, then who else got arrested? Isn’t that the whole purpose of snitchin? Nah his lawyer’s just a beast and his money talks loud that’s what it is..

  • newyawka631

    For all u niggaz tawking about TIP’s paper,u telling me he got more then Mike Vick,or his lawyers were better.How much time did Vick get???Food for thought, cocksuckaz……..
    Musically,T.I. is probably da best in da south,yes even betta then ya daddy,Weezy….He betta get out and bring that gangsta shit back..

  • dbox

    f*ck that puto ! he dont like immigrants !! phuck him ! ama murk that foo if i see him in the streets its gonna pop off ! show him where the real south is ! dbox110tothend,myspace real spit !

  • coconutz

    yes this is gr8 news he can get back to making hits come on now you can tell me you believe he snitched money is king in this world and tip got paper

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