According to the US Federal Bureau of Prison’s website, Buju Banton will be released on December 8, 2017 instead of the February 2019 date that was initially set for his release.
18 Karat Reggae reached out to Rosemary Duncan, coordinator of the Buju Banton Defense Support Committee but she declined to comment on the entertainer’s reduced sentence.
This news comes just two months after, 24x365live reported that the Grammy-winning reggae singer could be among 6,000 prisoners to be released during November as part of a reform from the US Sentencing Commission.
The news went viral in Jamaica as fans were excited by the thought that the “Not An Easy Road” singer could be sent home early.
Buju Banton who is being held at the McRae correctional institution in Atlanta, Georgia was remanded in Miami in December 2009 where where he was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in 2011.