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Prison Officials Block Lawyer

From Fighting Re-Imprisonment

9/13/2011 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

is up the creek without a paddle -- because TMZ has learned, prison officials in Atlanta have barred the rapper's lawyer from challenging the decision to put him back in prison.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons sent T.I.'s lawyer a letter yesterday, explaining the rapper was "not entitled to legal counsel" during the process by which officials review the decision to lock him up again.

T.I.'s lawyer originally sent the Bureau a letter last week, asking to be present at the hearings -- but the Bureau flat out rejected him.

According to the Bureau's response, two hearings have already occurred without T.I.'s lawyer present -- one last week and one the week before -- but it's unclear what transpired.


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How does he get sent back to prison for having a business meeting, but Lohan pretty much gets off for stealing a $2500 necklace?

1137 days ago


If you can't do the time don't do the crime!!!

1137 days ago

Sounds like Russia or China. But that's the way the country is headed. Most of you won't realize it until it's too late.

1137 days ago


I don't give a hoot about TI, but I'm a little pissed off that he is somehow "not entitled to legal counsel". This whole thing is stupid, prison officials HELPED him get on that bus. And then they put him back in jail? Bizarre.

Suck it up, TI. Serve your time, GTFO and then sue them.

1137 days ago


Awww, you mean he can't throw his money around or shove his high-priced lawyers in their face to get off this time? Poor wittle baby.

1137 days ago


Who is Martha Stewart to have private planes from out of prison? Why do people have so much things bad to say about him!!! stop defending wrong doing by being blind to double standards!!!!! This is to petty to value anybodys opinion at this point.

1137 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

did they postmark the do***ent with: 'You kno How We Do!'?...

1137 days ago


How can you have any kind of hearing in this country and have someone "not entitled to legal counsel"

I'm not any kind of fan or anything - but he should be entitled to legal advice and counsel 24/7 - and the same goes for anyone else.

If he so much as breaks a nail - He is entitled to legal counsel.

1137 days ago


Honestly I feel for the guy. I don't condone his illegal actions, but our justice/court system is a like a black hole. Once you get sucked in, it's very hard to get out. It is out his and his lawyer's control and if they are trying to prove a point, they will hold him for whatever reason they want. It's a sad situation, but you have to wonder why we have so many repeat criminals and folks that can't seem to keep clean on probation? Hmm perhaps the probation terms are hard to keep for 99% of these people where these lifestyles are the norm.

1137 days ago

I am Spartacus    

don't we have better things to waste money on than this? If the jail was so concerned about his transportation then shouldn't they have been the ones that provided it, not the inmate?

1137 days ago

The Neko Nation    

Put this idiot where he belongs in prison and out of society.

1137 days ago


How in the world can someone not be entitled legal counsel? This is all so very very weird... The prison let him and saw him leave in his big tour bus... If that was not allowed then they should have never let him leave in it to begin with. I dunno... it's just all kinda strange to me

1137 days ago


This is just what T.I's Agent wants. Truth is, ***** grew up in a rich neighborhood, went to a wealthy private school and had rich parents. Fool wanna go on stage rappin about struggle and hustlin? Dude never hustled a day in his life had everything handed to him on a silver platter. This ****s about his image, making him tougher and a thug when hes not. T.I. is what rich white folks think gangstas are.

1137 days ago


Mzoctober, are you serious? Racist? Do you even know what TI did to land himself in this situation compared to Lohan and Hilton? Some people are so ignorant is amazes me. Pull the race card because I have no valid argument!@#

1137 days ago


Hopefully at least his brain can be present.

1137 days ago
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