T.I. Released From Federal Prison, Back in Halfway House

After spending two weeks in the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta following a tour bus mishap, T.I. was freed and sent to a local halfway house.

Why the sudden change of heart? Tip’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, told TMZ, that the Grand Hustle leader’s team worked diligently to prove to the Bureau of Prisons that his client was not aware that he was breaking any rules when traveling back to Atlanta from Forrest City Federal Prison in Arkansas.

“We have good reason to believe that this favorable result was reached because of the proactive and assertive approach taken to protect T.I.’s rights by providing BOP officials and the media with reliable and accurate information,” he said, “and that T.I. did not intend to violate his transfer furlough or any other BOP rules en route from the prison facility in Arkansas to the halfway house in Atlanta.”

As previously reported, T.I. was released from Forrest City on September 1, after serving 10-months of an 11-month sentence for a probation violation, stemming from his 2009 gun conviction. Once freed, he boarded a tour bus to an Atlanta halfway house, where he was expected to serve the remaining 30-days of his sentence, but federal officials objected to the passengers he took the journey with.

According to CNN, prison officials were upset with the fact that his manager and a reality TV producer joined Tip on the ride.

“Such people were not authorized to travel with him in the conditions of his furlough,” a Bureau of Prisons report obtained by CNN reads. “He further indicated he was discussing a new reality series and a book with those individuals.”

T.I. is expected to be released from the halfway house on September 29. Afterwards he will be on probation for one year. —Elan Mancini

  • matty21

    hey…da king back…u better fall back

    …Da King is Back

    Real Make Da World Turn

    • William Leonard Roberts II

      Da king is back
      T.I straight wack
      Click clack, rat a tat tat
      11 Months for holding a gat
      Guard shouts light’s out – cell went pitch black
      T.I had his mouth round his cellmate’s sack.
      Da king is back – you better watch your back!
      Give him half a chance he’ll try enter your crack.

      • CuntyMcCuntface

        Wow those are some of the lamest rhymes ever,are you trollin???

  • Sean Izzle

    Atleast T.I. kept us waiting with a song to hold on to. If anybody dont know its We Dont Get Down Like Yall (Ft. B.O.B)

    very dope song

  • http://www.facebook.com/vsuggs3 Victor Suggs

    yea ya’ll da king back a yea yea yea yea yeeeeeeaaaa T.I.P TRAP MUZIQ! 9/29/2011 I GOT OUT 9/23/2011 FLINT-TOWN 810! 1 HUNNIT!