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T.I. Shoots unauthorized music video in Jail

Posted By on June 19, 2004

‘Rubberband Man’ T.I., who has been in jail since April on a probation violation charge, was somehow able to film an unauthorized music video from jail under the noses of prison officials.

“We did find out there was some sort of video being shot,” Huber said. “There is a lot we’re still looking into,” Lt. Clarence Huber told the AP. Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett, who is responsible for the jail, was also puzzled to learn of the filming.

Authorities are trying to determine who gave permission to film the video and how prison a camera crew was allowed to gain access to the 3,200-inmate facility.

Clifford “T.I.”,Harris, has been in jail for violating probation for a 1998 drug conviction. The Atlanta-based rapper has racked up various probation violations in several Georgia counties for offenses ranging from marijuana to firearm possession. Harris received probation in 1998 for giving false information to authorities and possessing controlled substances. Police issued an arrest warrant Harris in December 2003. He turned himself in to officials in April and has been held in police custody. He will have to serve at least one year and will then be eligible to apply for a work-release program.

Ironically, another prisoner escaped from the jail the same night TI’s unauthorized video was being shot. However, authorities say the cases are unrelated. The jail has already been under scrutiny after a recent report cited the facility as becoming increasingly dangerous and unhealthy because of crowding and inadequate security.