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Rapper T.I. released from halfway house

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 10:24 AM EDT, Thu September 29, 2011
Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house Thursday.
Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house Thursday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The performer completes an 11-month prison sentence
  • He now begins a year-long probation, his lawyer says

Atlanta (CNN) -- Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house Thursday morning, his lawyer said.

The performer spent the last 14 days in the halfway house to complete his 11-month prison sentence for a parole violation. He now begins a year-long probation, according to the lawyer, Steve Sadow.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., spent seven months in an Arkansas prison in 2009 as part of a sentence negotiated to resolve federal gun charges. Those charges followed his attempt to buy three machine guns in the parking lot of an Atlanta grocery store.

His latest time behind bars was triggered by his arrest, along with his wife, after a motorcycle officer stopped their car on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California, a year ago.

A police report said suspected drugs were found in the couple's car and they were both arrested on drug charges. The charge against the rapper was later dropped, but he failed a drug test given by his parole officer.

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