Buju to get early release

January 04, 2017

Incarcerated dancehall artiste Buju Banton may be released earlier than expected.

This after the Federal Bureau of Prisons has the artiste’s release date set for December 8, 2018, knocking off a year from the entertainer’s original sentence.

Over the last year, there have been many reports of the entertainer being granted an early release but the news was not substantiated with any official documentation until now.

In 2015 the United States Department of Justice announced it would be releasing about 6,600 inmates early from prison in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences.

Banton is currently being held at McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia where he is serving a 10-year sentence on drug related charges.

He was arrested in 2009 and was set for release in December 2019.