T.I., who is serving a 366-day sentence after pleading guilty to gun charges in March, has reportedly been transferred from Arkansas’ low-security Forrest City facility to a halfway house in his Atlanta hometown. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, T.I. will spend the remainder of his sentence — currently scheduled to end March 26, 2010, according to the Bureau of Prisons — at Dismas Charities Atlanta West, where the rapper will be allowed more contact with his family and possibly the ability to leave the house during regular work hours. “They decided that three months in a halfway house would assist him with reentering society,” T.I.’s attorney Steve Sadow told E! News.
Earlier in the day, the Federal Bureau of Prisons told Rolling Stone that T.I. is still currently under the supervision of the Forrest City facility. A call to the Dismas Charities Atlanta West also confirmed that T.I. (real name Clifford Harris), had not yet checked into the halfway house. However, T.I.’s lawyer Sadow confirmed to AJC and E! News that that his client is en route to the halfway house, even though the BOP Website — which currently lists Tip as under the supervision of Forrest City — hasn’t yet been updated.
After finishing his sentence, T.I. will still have to complete 500 hours of community service and about 23 days of home confinement. As Rolling Stone previously reported, T.I. reached a plea bargain after being charged with owning three machine guns and two silencers, which constituted a significant parole violation. The rapper was arrested the night of October 2007’s BET Awards and placed under house arrest, during which time he wrote songs for his latest LP Paper Trail.
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