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Friday, May 22, 2009

T.I. appeals prison location; throws Final Goodbye Bash before sentence

From hiphopDX.com:

After reports earlier this week that Atlanta-based Rap star T.I. [click to read] would be serving his 366-day sentence at Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex in Arkansas, T.I. is reportedly appealing this location. The minimum security prison reportedly has alternatives, closer to the rapper's home and family.

Within the appeal, the rapper's defense council is also arguing the sentencing that claimed T.I. had a history of violence.

The rapper, who is serving time for a 2007 firearms violation, has had previous felonies for assault and gun possession.

Fans will have their last chance to see him perform this Sunday at T.I.'s Final Goodbye Bash. $10. $20. $36.70. 7 p.m. Sun., May 24. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Dr. 404-878-3000. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

UPDATE: Contrary to the erroneous report made by the Associated Press on May 17, T.I.'s 366-day prison sentence will not be reduced to two months. The report was based on a miscalculation in which the 305 days he's already served in home confinement was subtracted from his prison sentence. But one has nothing to do with the other, according to a statement reported on MTV.com from Charysse Alexander, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

Even if T.I. gets released early for good behavior, he'll still serve at least 311 days in prison. Upon release, he will then serve out the remaining two months of home confinement.

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