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Ja Rule

Released from Prison

... Kinda

2/21/2013 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ja Rule ... aka inmate #07608730Q ... is finally out of prison, roughly 21 months after being locked up on gun charges ... but he's not exactly a free man yet.

Rule had been locked up at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New York since June 2011 -- where he was in protective custody due to his celebrity status. Rule was serving a 2-year sentence stemming from a gun conviction.

But he's not out of the woods yet ... 'cause Rule still has time to serve on the 28-month sentence he was ordered to serve stemming from a federal tax evasion conviction.

Officials say Rule was escorted out of the prison early Thursday morning by U.S. Marshals ... and is still in custody ... but it's unclear where he'll serve out the remainder of his time. 

Rule's lawyer says the rapper might have less than 6 months left on his sentence ... and could be eligible for a halfway house. There's also a chance he could land in federal prison ... but some of those are like country clubs.

Either way ... probably better than the Mid-State Correctional Facility.

32 COMMENTS

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1.

4reallikecomon    

AWWL HELL

527 days ago
2.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

527 days ago
3.

bboy    

get home soon...

527 days ago
4.

TEAM LAMMY    

Its murder

527 days ago
5.

James R. - Los Angeles    

He'll break parole and will return to jail fo mo street cred.

527 days ago
6.

RachesRules    

Wow, this guy used to be everywhere, now he gets 6 comments in 2hrs.

527 days ago
7.

Beans    

Hahaha PC..*****

527 days ago
8.

Mike Rowave    

PC = Punk City

527 days ago
9.

Chorizo300    

The booty bandit had finally let his ass go!! What a clown!!

527 days ago
10.

RaisingStar    

Stay strong Rule.

527 days ago
11.

Flyod    

Ja Fool is back,rap is really dead

527 days ago
12.

Yosemite Sam    

Wow, he looks really smart in that photo...another scholar.

527 days ago
13.

tdr9    

Yep it happens to the best of us

527 days ago
14.

lynkel    

Jail, oopps i thought he was dead. My bad murda

527 days ago
15.

Dash    

Free Ja Rule early he's been good...

527 days ago
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