News: T.I. Headed Out-Of-State For Prison Bid, Begins Sentence May 26
Friday, May 15, 2009 1:48PM
Grammy-winning rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris will be forced to turn himself in to an Arkansas federal prison for his jail stint beginning no later than May 26th.
While initial reports stated May 19, the rapper's last day of freedom will come at the end of the month.
The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., will be serving his year-and-one-day sentence at the Forrest City low-security federal prison. Paperwork filed in his federal court case shows he has until noon on May 26 to report for his sentence. Prison officials did not immediately return a call for comment. (USA Today)
Information on the facility has begun to spread online.
T.I. has eleven days to report to his one year and one day prison sentence -- and we know where he's going. No special treatment here -- he'll likely have a roomie, be kept in the general population, which includes about 1,500 inmates, and be assigned to work detail. (TMZ)
The "King of the South" appeared in court earlier this year for sentencing.
A judge sentenced him to one year and a day behind bars on federal weapons charges today (March 27). The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, apologized at the hearing. "Today I would like to say thank you to some, and apologize to all," the rapper told U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. at sentencing. "Everything I learned was through trial and errorr. I've learned lessons in my life to put in my music so people won't make the same mistakes as I." (Associated Press)
Last March, Tip accepted a plea deal extending the amount of time he would have before beginning his prison sentence begins.
T.I. received a deferred jail sentence of one year and one day followed by three years supervised release, plus 1,500 hours of community service and a $ 100,000 fine. Home confinement was also part of the deal, as well as completing 1,000 of the community-service hours before his jail time. (MTV)