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Rapper T.I. Gets Curfew with Terms of Probation

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By Kamika Dunlap on March 31, 2010 2:05 PM

The Atlanta rapper T.I. is a free man... well kind of. He now has to follow a curfew as part of the terms of his probation.

That means the hip-hop artist will begin supervised release after his one year prison sentence. T.I. must now adhere to a strict curfew requiring him to be home by 11 p.m. or 1 a.m. if he is working, MTV reports.

In general, curfew laws prohibit or limit your right to be out in public at certain times.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, has been serving the remainder of his one year and one day prison sentence at his home in Atlanta. Earlier this year, the rapper also was serving time at a halfway house.

Now probation begins for T.I. who was convicted in 2007 on federal weapons charges. He was arrested for attempting to illegally purchase firearms.

The entertainer agreed to a plea deal in which he was ordered to perform 1,500 hours of community service, which needed to be complete before his formal sentencing. His community service activities involved T.I. talking to youth groups across the U.S., and about his experience spending 12 months behind bars.

In serving out the terms of his probation however, the rapper will have to spend 23 more days of home incarceration, adhere to curfew and perform about 400 hours of community service.

Typically, probation refers to the status of a convicted person who is given some freedom on the condition that for a specified period he or she act in a manner approved by a special officer to whom the person must report. The probationer is subject to several critical evaluations and reviews.