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T.I. Will Not Be Released From Prison This Week

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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.”

As we previously reported, T.I. posted his final letter to his fans as he awaits his release from prison next month. In his message, Tip vowed to return stronger than ever as he plans to renew his rap career that has seriously been derailed by his jail sentence since November. “When I touch down, I’m going all the way back to square one, like I’m fresh in the game and never sold a record,” he writes.

We will be waiting for you T.I. and keep your spirits up. See you when you get home.

UPDATE: T.I. was released Aug. 30, and will serve the rest of his sentence at a halfway in an undisclosed location. Read more here.

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