Rapper T.I. Appeals Prison Location
T.I. has requested that he be allowed to remain free while he tries to find a new minimum security facility that will allow him to serve his prison sentence closer to home.
As previously reported, the Atlanta rapper, born Clifford Harris, is scheduled to turn himself in by no later than noon on Tuesday (May 26) to serve a 366-day sentence at the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complexs low security facility.
It seems, however, that the decision to send him to Arkansas was based on a pre-sentencing report that described the 28-year-old as having a serious history of violence.
In his appeal of the decision, TI claims that prison officials miscalculated his criminal history.
Prior to his 2007 arrest, for which TI will be serving his time at Forrest City, he already had several runs with the law, as indicated by his most recent charges, which included possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In 1998, he was convicted for violating a state controlled substances act and for giving false information.
He violated his probation agreement in regards to that charge several times for offenses including possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.
In 2003, the rapper was charged with assaulting a female deputy sheriff at University Mall in Tampa, Florida and sentenced to complete a set number of community service hours.
In 2006, TI was arrested for failing to complete the required number of community service hours in that case.
At the time of the arrest, he was in a courthouse facing charges that he had threatened a man outside of a strip club the previous years.
Those charges were eventually dropped.