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Two months shaved off Buju’s prison term

ATLANTA –– Authorities appear to have shaved nearly two months off the prison sentence of Jamaican Grammy Award-winning entertainer Buju Banton.

The US Federal Bureau of Prison indicated on its website yesterday that the artiste, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is to be released on December 8, 2018.

Mark “Buju Banton” Myrie

Mark “Buju Banton” Myrie

The Bureau of Prisons had originally indicated that Buju would be released from the McRae correctional institution in Atlanta, Georgia, in February, 2019.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons told The Gleaner yesterday that she was not authorized to divulge information about an inmate.

“Without this inmate’s approval, we don’t do anything like this [divulge information]. We protect the gentlemen in our care,” the spokesperson insisted.

Rosemary Duncan, coordinator of the Buju Banton Defence Support Committee, also declined to comment on the entertainer’s reduced sentence.

“I cannot speak about anything at this time. I cannot discuss anything at this time,” Duncan underscored.

The reduced sentence comes months after the US Attorney’s Office in Florida announced an agreement in which it says the entertainer agreed to waive all future appeals of his 2011 conviction on cocaine distribution and conspiracy charges.

In return, prosecutors agreed to drop a firearms charge against him.

Buju was arrested in December, 2009, and found guilty in February, 2011. He was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment.

Source: (Jamaica Gleaner)

5 Responses to Two months shaved off Buju’s prison term

  1. Bridgette Wiltshire
    Bridgette Wiltshire January 9, 2016 at 12:50 am

    That’s will be nice

  2. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner January 9, 2016 at 1:06 am

    They certainly prove a point

  3. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse January 9, 2016 at 1:18 am

    yah could mek plenty music in tha time

  4. adam garner January 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Whatever people think of Buju his writings wreak of holy, love, great friend tough opponent, and strive toward as a good family, make it happen.

  5. Unrulypj January 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Free up di Gargamel


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