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T.I. Is Finally A Free Man! The Rapper's Prison Sentence Is Officially Over Today!

Fri, March 26, 2010 1:46pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment


T.I. no longer has to spend his days under 24 hour security — but he still needs to live with a curfew!

T.I.‘s a free man! (Thank goodness because hotness like his needs to be seen!)

The hip-hop artist officially finished out his one year prison sentence today, Mar. 26, and now begins “supervised release” which is basically the equivalent to probation. We spoke to T.I.’s attorney Steve Saddow who told us T.I. has been serving the remainder of his one year and one day prision sentence at his home in Atlanta since being released from his halfway house in mid February. For the next 23 days T.I. will have a strict curfew of 11 p.m. every day.  Good news for fans, though! If T.I. is performing, he won’t actually have to be in until 1 a.m.!

“T.I. is sincerely grateful that he has completed his prison sentence successfully,” says his attorney Steve Saddow. “He looks forward to doing the same thing while under probation. His [emotional] change started the day he was arrested and continues. He has made tremendous progress and is grateful for the opportunity to prove himself.”

T.I.  was arrested on federal weapons charges in 2007, and almost spent ten years in prison — but he settled with a plea bargin and a $250,000 fine in 2009. T.I. serving his sentence at the Forest City Federal Prison Complex in Forest City, AR., May 26, 2009.

After countless depressing songs on his most recent album, Papertrail — which is about awaiting his prison sentence — T.I. just released his new single “I’m Back,” which is a thousand times more upbeat!

But the much-loved hip-hop artist isn’t  totally finished paying for his crimes. He still needs to complete 400 hours of community service, and will remain on probation for three more years.