Clifford Harris, better known as T.I. to all of us, is sick in prison. Currently serving his one year sentence on gun charges, TIP has been hit with an outbreak of an unknown virus which is spreading through the entire prison. Officials have temporarily suspended visition at the federal Forrest City prison because an illneses has hit a number of inmates. Prison officials say they don't yet know what's sickened the inmates, but that they don't suspect swine flu.
Traci Billingsley, a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, recently confirmed the virus outbreak. A number of inmates recently became ill and have been treated at the prison, said Traci Billingsle. The symptoms appear to dissipate within 48 to 72 hours, she said. "Swine flu is not suspected because these all are all gastrointestinal-related," Billingsley said. Visits were suspended Friday. They will resume when medical personnel are certain there is no risk of exposure, Billingsley said. The prison in Forrest City is a low-security facility housing male inmates, including rapper T.I., who is serving a yearlong sentence on a weapons charge.