INCARCERATED reggae singer Buju Banton may have a year removed from his 10-year mandatory sentence, according to United States prison records.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ website is reporting the artiste’s new release date is September 8, 2017.
Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is currently being held at McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia. He was arrested in 2009 on cocaine charges, given a mandatory 10-year sentence in 2011, and previously scheduled to be released in 2018.
In early 2017 the United States Justice Department announced it would be releasing Buju Banton early from prison in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences. In that same year the entertainer said he would be halting any further appeals, while the US Attorney’S Office announced it would be dismissing firearms charge against the singer.
“Tell my fans do not be distracted by all the things that are taking place around them because it is designed to throw them off kilter, to make moral decadence even more widespread than it already is, and plunge people into a state of darkness.
Days after his conviction, Buju Banton won a Grammy Award for his album Before Dawn. His other albums include
‘Til Shiloh (1995), Inna Heights (1997) and Unchained Spirit (2000).