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Rapper Petey Pablo

Sneaks Into Prison

2/26/2012 7:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bad News: Rapper Petey Pablo kicked off his 2012 by reporting to prison.
Good News: At least he's going to get an education out of it.

The former platinum selling rapper -- who was arrested for trying to smuggle a gun through an airport ... on SEPTEMBER 11 of all days -- finally began his three-year prison term on January 4 by turning himself in to a medium security federal correction institution in West Virginia.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ, the court recommended Pablo receive "intensive substance abuse treatment, vocational training and educational opportunities" while locked up.

He is scheduled be released on July 17, 2014.

As the saying goes ... when God closes a prison door, he opens a window.

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mebrat24    

So if this happened back on Jan 4 why bother tell any one about Petey going to prison? So you are telling us 2 month old news. gee thanks tmz!

949 days ago
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mebrat24    

Why is it that SHOEDAZZLE advertise on your website? I think since Kim K owns SHOEDAZZLE IT IS A JOKE THAT you run stories about her all the time. She buy the 2 for 1 advertising special?

949 days ago
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awards    

Rappers in jail? Why? It's called street cred! Free the Rappers!

949 days ago
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Q    

Dude takes a gun to an airport on Sept 11th?...he dont need prison, he needs a re education camp, as in how to join the rest of us in at least knowing what day it is. And take that Chicago Bulls hat off dummy, dont disgrace that Team the way you did the Nation by not knowing what day it was--the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Keep your guns at home. Plaxico Burress type all this one is. Dumb.

949 days ago
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static    

When the prison door closes I'm sure it's not a window that opens.

949 days ago
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evo    

Why are there so many reports on all these dumba$$ rappers no one gives a s**t about?

949 days ago
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terry j vey    

Really the court reccomended the guy get this and that it is still up to him to want this and that.When your dumb enough to try and take a gun on a plane no matter how much school is given to ya common sense won't kick in.I also wonder why TMZ is putting this out here now.He has been in for almost 2 months now.

949 days ago
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tim@browndogindustries.com    

B-O-R-I-N-G. Another "never-should-have-been" getting media exposure.

949 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

What a freekin shock. A rapper is trouble. Yes another loe life who thinks he is cool, well this moron finally got what he deserves. That and he needs "intensive substance abuse treatment, vocational training and educational opportunities" while locked up. If he wasn't so freeking stupid he wouldn't be in jail, but the fact that he needas vocational training and educational opportunities means is is dunb as dirt. so he is just another rapper.... Yeah all you idiot fans can get pissed. But the facts are the facts... . another fruitful member of scoiety who can do nothing, but rap. Yeah, that is not a talent just a fast ticket to the slammer, where these rappers belong.

949 days ago
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Toilethead    

They should lock up every (c)rapper.

949 days ago
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Carl    

Hard to believe. I mean the guy looks like a Rhodes Scholar!

949 days ago
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janet    

Just another... who?

949 days ago
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Jim    

Good! Another rapper we don't have to hear from for a few years.

949 days ago
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jeff    

Say who? Never even heard of him. tmz is so lame. What do you guys do? Walk out of the building with a camera and scream "does anybody out here happen to rap?" Rolling, take 1.

949 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Who? You can tell this guy is a BIG STAR because nobody knew his sorry a$$ was in prison for nearly two months. LOL

949 days ago
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