Contrary to reports, T.I. will not see an early release from Forrest City Federal Prison in Arkansas after serving an 11-month sentence for violating his probation. According to the Atlanta rapper’s lawyer, Johnathan Leonard, that information is simply untrue.
Speaking with XXL, Leonard said T.I. will be release from prison on Sept. 29 as schedule, although, the date may change within the next 30 days. Furthermore, he says the Bureau of Prisons doesn’t release information of prisoners being released until the very last minute.
“The Bureau of Prisons makes all the decisions once [someone goes] into the federal system then the federal prisons is the governing body as to when he’s released, the judge has no control over it,” he explains. “And you don’t have any real contact with them, they don’t communicate with you and they don’t tell you when exactly he’s gonna be released.”
Leonard did speak with T.I. on Monday and he’s fine and well. “He’s doing great,” he says. “He’s certainly looking forward to getting this behind him.”
We will be waiting for you T.I. and keep your spirits up. See you when you get home. - djchris