T.I. Heading To Minimum Security Prison
Only eleven days remain until rapper must report to begin serving his federal prison sentence in connection to his October 2007 arrest for possession of firearms by a convicted felon.
The Atlanta-based Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist has until noon on May 26 to surrender himself to federal authorities outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, where he will be serving the entirety of his sentence.
On March 27, in keeping with a plea agreement submitted in March 2008, T.I. was sentenced to serve one year and one day in a federal facility.
The rapper, born Clifford Harris, was also sentenced to pay a $100,300 fine, property forfeiture, supervised release for three years after he is released from prison, 365 days of home confinement and 1,500 hours of community service.
At the time of sentencing, he had already fulfilled 305 of home confinement and 1,030 hours of community service.
He documented a portion of his community service efforts via the MTV reality show T.I.s Road to Redemption.
Prior to receiving his sentence, T.I. addressed the court saying that he would like to thank some and apologize to others.
In my life, I have been placed in the worst-case scenario and had to make the best of it, he continued. Most often, things I have learned have been from trial and error. I knew no way to protect myself than to arm myself.
T.I. will be serving his sentence at the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complexs low security facility, located approximately 85 miles east of Little Rock and 45 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee.
Tonight (May 15) T.I. and the Grand Hustle family will host a private going away party for in Miami.