T.I. returned to federal prison

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ATLANTA -- Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was moved to a halfway house last week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows the rapper at the Atlanta penitentiary with a release date of Sept. 29.

The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was released from a federal lockup in Arkansas on Wednesday and made the 375-mile trip to Atlanta in a gleaming motor coach.

T.I.'s attorney, Steve Sadow, said Thursday night that there was an issue involving his client's transportation. Sadow said he hopes the issue can be cleared up quickly.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said Friday he couldn't discuss why the rapper was transferred back to a prison.

T.I. had initially served about seven months at the prison in 2009 after he was arrested for trying to buy unregistered guns and silencers from undercover federal agents. He was on probation after he was released.

He was arrested again in September 2010 in Los Angeles on drug charges after authorities said he was found with four Ecstasy pills.

He was sentenced in October to 11 months in prison for that violation, and had been set for release at the end of September but was let go early

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