According to T.I.'s lawyer, Steve Sadow, prison officials opposed the use of a tour bus T.I. rode in to be transported from the Forrest City Federal Prison in Arkansas to the Atlanta halfway house. "[The Federal Bureau of Prisons] has moved T.I. to a different facility," Sadow stated. "There appears to be confusion surrounding the method of transportation."
The 30-year-old, who last released his seventh studio album, 'No Mercy,' in 2010, apparently arranged his own travel, which turned out to be a luxury tour bus, without informing prison officials of the ride he'd be using. As a result, on Thursday evening, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons' website noted T.I. being held at an Atlanta penitentiary. He currently has a release date of Sept. 29.
TMZ spoke with law enforcement officials who disclosed that an incarcerated prisoner in a low or medium security prison is allowed to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation, however, the prisoner must specifically state what kind of vehicle will be used.
T.I. reportedly never informed prison officials he would be taking a tour bus, but rather a van.