The Bureau of Prisons report claims “Such people were not authorized to travel with him in the conditions of his furlough,” and the only person who was allowed to travel with him was his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
However, T.I.’s lawyer, Steven Sadow, says the “Bureau of Prison officials did not specifically state at any time that T.I. was limited to being in the vehicle with his wife and no one else. There is nothing that was specifically instructed or directed on this.” Sadow continued, saying “It doesn’t say ‘list all of the individuals that you are going to be with’ or ‘you may not be with anyone else.’”
His manager Brian was on the bus and had this to add:
“It was clear to me that Mr. Harris believed that I was permitted to be with him on the trip back to Atlanta because I had been authorized to visit him and have contact with during his time in Forrest City. During my time with him on the ride back to Atlanta, no business was conducted with Mr. Harris.”
It is this reason, and not the mode of transportation, as was previously reported, that landed T.I. back in prison. It is expected that, unless T.I. is granted a disciplinary hearing and cleared of any wrongdoing, he will remain in prison until September 29.
Prison officials in Atlanta have barred Tip’s lawyer from challenging the decision of them throwing him back in prison. As a result, two hearings have already occurred without his lawyer present because Tip was “not entitled to legal counsel” during the process.
Well that’s pretty f*cked up…don’t you think? Hold ya head up Tip!