Ja Rule Released From Prison

Ja Rule was released from prison this morning after finishing his sentence for tax evasion and attempted illegal gun possession.

Ja Rule, who has been in prison since June 2011, was scheduled for release later this Summer. It’s unclear why Ja Rule was released early from prison.

A message on the Rule York website reads: “The Rule York team is very proud and excited to announce that Ja Rule has been released from prison! Let’s give him a warm welcome. Ja Rule’s Twitter handle is @ruleyork. Follow him and send him some welcoming tweets. We will be giving you more details of his release shortly. Welcome home Ja!”

According to TMZ, Ja Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, was picked up by his wife early this morning and was taken straight home. The singer will remain on “home confinement” until July 28.

Rule was serving a 2 year sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The incident occurred in 2007 but it took a few years for the legal system to put the singer behind bars.

In 2011, Rule was also sentenced to 28 months in prison for failing to pay more than $3 million in taxes. The tax evasion sentenced was served concurrently with the gun charge.

Are you surprised that Ja Rule was released from prison early? The singer hasn’t commented on his release yet but he has to be glad to be home.

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