T.I. Kicked Out of Halfway House, Back in Federal Custody

T.I. Kicked Out of Halfway House, Back in Federal Custody

Earlier this week,  T.I. was released from a Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas and moved to a halfway house in Georgia to serve out the final month of his 11-month prison sentence. Now, T.I. has reportedly been removed from the halfway house  and moved to a “different facility” due to prison officials objections to his using a tour bus to move between locations.

According to CNN, T.I.’s attorney, Steve Sadow, explained that the rapper had agreed to provide his own transportation from Arkansas to the Atlanta halfway house. However, prison officials are currently reviewing his method of arrival — by tour bus.


A spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons told the news site that she could not yet disclose where T.I. had been transferred. At press time, the bureau’s online inmate locator listed T.I., who is serving an 11-month sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction, as being “in transit” on Sept. 1.

Although T.I.’s living situation may be up in the air, the Paper Trail rapper’s career is steadily moving back on track as it was announced that he’d finalized a book deal with HarperCollins and will release his first novel, Power & Beauty, next month. A representative from HarperCollins told the Associated Press that the novel, which is co-written by David Ritz, “is a fictional tale about two childhood friends torn apart by dangerous dealings on the streets of Atlanta.”


Hopefully, T.I. can swiftly straighten things out with the bureau and focus on his upcoming book release.

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