Atlanta - Rapper Gucci Mane was released a few months early from an Indiana prison where he was serving a federal firearms sentence, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Attorney Drew Findling said the music artist, whose real name is Radric Davis, was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Davis, 36, was released early after a series of motions filed a few months ago said the rapper hadn't received credit for previous time served, according to Findling.
"The original computation didn't give him that credit," Findling said. "We had to file a series of motions. Ultimately, the judge signed an order acknowledging he was entitled to that credit. Then the bureau of prison immediately gave him that credit."
Davis was expected to be released on 20 September, prison records show.
The rapper was serving a three-year state sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault for attacking a fan at an Atlanta nightclub. That sentence ran concurrently with a 39-month federal sentence he was given in 2014 for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Davis' federal prison time served satisfied his state case, Findling said. Davis will be on home confinement and then supervised release, which is the federal equivalent to probation.
Findling said the rapper lost about 50 pounds while in prison.
"He's trimmed. He's fit," he said of the rapper. "He's very excited to go back to his life's calling, which is being a recording artist."
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