TI Checks Into Jail Early

Rapper will serve 366 days on weapons charges
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 1:39 PM CDT
Rapper TI performs at TI's Final Countdown Concert at Philips Arena on May 24, 2009 in Atlanta, Ga.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Rapper TI began his prison sentence early today, leaving his home in Georgia and checking into the Arkansas federal facility before the noon deadline, TMZ reports. The time is a year and a day in the minimum-security Forrest City prison; the crime was attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from undercover officers in 2007.