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T.I. Sprung From Federal Prison

T.I. was released from a federal prison in Arkansas this morning, after serving seven months of his one-year sentence for a felony weapons conviction.

His attorney, Steve Sadow, tells E! News that the MC will report to a halfway house in his native Atlanta this evening for the remainder of his sentence.

“[A halfway house] is not unusual in the least; it happens across the board as long as the inmates are eligible,” Sadow said, noting that T.I. also got credit for time served in home detention. “They decided that three months in a halfway house would assist him with reentering society.”

The 29-year-old T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was busted in 2007 for using a bodyguard to attempt to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from an undercover agent, just hours before he was set to perform at the BET Awards.

The Paper Trail rapper subsequently pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge, completed 1,000 hours of community service (including an MTV special) and paid a $100,000 fine. Now that he’s out, he must complete an additional 500 hours of community service.

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