T.I. Released From Halfway House
The rapper was released in Atlanta on Thursday after serving 10 months in prison.
On Thursday morning, rapper T.I. was released from a halfway house in Atlanta after 10 months in prison on a probation violation, according to the New York Times.
T.I. was released to little fanfare, compared to his Aug. 31 release from federal prison. The rapper (his real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr.) was ordered to serve two more weeks in prison after his manager, wife and a television producer picked him up from a prison in Arkansas in a luxury vehicle to Atlanta.
Corrections authorities accused T.I. of violating rules by discussing business deals during the journey. A VH1 reality show, which will follow him as he tries to live life after prison, and a book deal were announced shortly after T.I. was released from prison at the end of August. "Feels great to be back where I belong...Back in the arms of those who need me the most,” a newly freed T.I. wrote on Twitter after his release.
He was returned to prison in Atlanta until Sept. 15, when police officials allowed him to go to a halfway house.
The rapper was arrested last year in Los Angeles on drug charges, and a judge ordered him to serve 11 months in prison for a probation violation after he was convicted of federal firearms charges.