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Originally scheduled to be released from prison on September 20 (after initially being handed a longer sentence ending in 2017) Gucci Mane was discharged nearly four months early yesterday.

So, why did he get to come home early? Was he rewarded for good behavior? Did the constant #freeguwop messages from fans convince the court system to change their mind? What happened?

According to his lawyer, Drew Findling, the early discharge was a correction to a mistake in properly crediting Gucci for the time he was incarcerated while he waited for his two firearms charges to go to court. Findling’s statement to XXL follows:

“The reason for his release date is myself and my legal team took the position that he was not properly deemed and then credited for the time he was incarcerated while waiting for his case to go to court. We filed a series of motions after which being considered, the court signed an order in agreement with us. Bailor was sent to the Bureau of Prisons and his sentence was adjusted accordingly and he was released.”

Findling also commented on Gucci’s new appearance, saying, “He’s probably 50 pounds lighter. He’s fit and trim. He’s in incredible physical shape and he’s ready for the next chapter of his life and excited about the next chapter in his life.”

Welcome home, Guwop.


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