Better never than late? Yesterday T.I. showed up late to report for his year long correctional obligation aka jail. No real news about showing up late, apparently no matter who you are there is a small window of discretion when it comes to the actual time you report to fed pens. T.I. is going to be spending the next 366 days in Forrest City Federal Correctional Facility. For the next year the ‘King of the South’ will be simply addressed as “Inmate 59458019“. Namelessness is the first step in the federal government’s path to rehabilitation; you ain’t nothing but a number, don’t forget it! That federal ID number is public information, and thus you can use it to find out more information about T.I.’s stint in the big house. For example, with the fed number you can use a tool called the inmate locator to check the status and history of any federal inmate since 1982. Using the online tool you can verify that T.I., aka Clifford Harris, is serving a stint at Forrest City Correctional Institute, specifically in the minimum level security section of the facility. Other random facts are also shared, such as the need for Physician’s Assistants at the facility, and that conjugal visits are not permitted (ouch, sorry Tip). The federal registration number is also useful when attempting to contact the imprisoned superstar. Mail can be sent to the following address :
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI FORREST CITY LOW
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 9000
// FORREST CITY, AR 72336
After perusing some prison forums (hella depressing) I came across this little nugget. A mother of an imprisoned son detailing life in FCI Low where T.I. will be spending the next year, peep it:
My son is currently in FCI Forrest City. The prison is low-level security. Derek says the food is pretty good and they have a salad bar; which he loves.
The prison also has a TV room and CD room. The inmates get to watch movies each week. In order to watch TV or listen to music, the inmate must use a headset purchased through the commissary. They also must wear tennis shoes into both rooms.
I’m not sure about the schooling options; Derek is currently enrolled in a spanish class.
The sleeping arrangements are set up like a dorm type environment; with bunk beds and cubicles.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., then 4:25 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and All Federal Holidays: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., then 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You may want to wear jeans; I tried three different pants before they would let me in.”
Dorm room environments? That sounds like it might get interesting for potential T.I. wannabes and/or haters. It should also be noted that this is the only federal facility in Arkansas, so no matter how low level this branch of the prison is, there are going to be some heads there that mean serious business. They can’t throw all the violent offenders in maximum, thus some violent offenders are deemed “low level” candidates and those guys will be bunking it up with your man T.I. . Sleep tight Clifford (no homo).