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T.I. Hauled Back to Federal Prison for Tour Bus Transport


Just one day after his release from an Arkansas federal prison, T.I. is back in federal custody. The ‘Live Your Life’ creator apparently used a questionable mode of transportation on Thursday (Sept. 1) to move from the prison to a halfway house located in Atlanta, Ga.

According to T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, prison officials opposed the use of a tour bus T.I. rode in to be transported from the Forrest City Federal Prison in Arkansas to the Atlanta halfway house. “[The Federal Bureau of Prisons] has moved T.I. to a different facility,” Sadow stated. “There appears to be confusion surrounding the method of transportation.”

The 30-year-old, who last released his seventh studio album, ‘No Mercy,’ in 2010, apparently arranged his own travel, which turned out to be a luxury tour bus, without informing prison officials of the ride he’d be using. As a result, on Thursday evening, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ website noted T.I. being held at an Atlanta penitentiary. He currently has a release date of Sept. 29.

TMZ spoke with law enforcement officials who disclosed that an incarcerated prisoner in a low or medium security prison is allowed to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation, however, the prisoner must specifically state what kind of vehicle will be used.

T.I. reportedly never informed prison officials he would be taking a tour bus, but rather a van.

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