News: T.I. Gets Locked Into The Slammer, Rapper Granted Limited Prison Priveleges

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 4:42PM

Written by Biz Jones

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has officially begun his 11-month sentence for a probation violation that occurred last month in Los Angeles.

According to reports, T.I. is now serving his sentence behind bars in Arkansas.

T.I. has officially begun his 11-month stint in an Arkansas prison -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper checked in "sometime this afternoon." A spokesperson for the prison tells us T.I. will go through the normal process -- which means he'll be processed, pose for a prison photo, and will be given a bunk assignment. As for the shower issue -- we're told T.I.'s prison has a community shower situation. We're told T.I. will have access to a television room for general viewing. T.I. will be issued a standard prison uniform -- khaki trousers, khaki button down shirt and black shoes. Inmates at the prison can make phone calls -- but they're limited to 300 minutes per month. (TMZ)

Over the weekend, T.I. bid farewell to his fans on Twitter.

"Hey yall #teamTI will be holding me down on this front with updates until I return. Thx for your continued support. In a minute....#NoMercy," Tip tweeted Saturday (October 30). (T.I.'s Twitter)

Southern rapper David Banner recently reflected on Tip's legal situation.

"My biggest concern is not really so much about Tip. It's about what his kids are going through. The one thing I know about Tip is that he is strong. When I first met him he was the shortest dude in the room [laughs]. But he was the toughest dude. He has always been grown. I just want his kids to be alright because no one ever talks about that aspect. That's where my heart is." (VIBE)

New York rapper Tony Yayo recently analyzed T.I.'s legal woes.

"Man, that's f*cked up," Yayo said about T.I.'s 11-month sentence in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "Let me tell you something about fed probation. Fed probation, it's kinda easy but it's kinda bad. When I was on fed probation, I had six dirty urines and they gave me the drug program. They gave me the drug program. So they kinda lenient in certain ways, but in other ways, they're not. I think really because he got arrested, it's making the violation f*cked up. It's making it an official violation. See, I was smoking weed -- I never got arrested getting it and my P.O. was just like, 'Yo, if you get more and more, if your levels don't go down, we're gonna violate you.' Him, he got arrested in the Maybach. It's just the police contact, it's a f*cked up situation." (Shade 45)

Check out a recent T.I. interview down below:

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