Rapper T.I. will serve sentence in Arkansas prison

Rapper T.I. will serve a year in a federal prison in Arkansas - about 430 miles west of his hometown of Atlanta, the warden said Friday.

The hip-hop artist, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., is scheduled to arrive at the low-security Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex later this month, Warden Reginald Weeks said.

In March, a federal judge ordered Harris to spend a year and a day in a low-security facility and pay a $100,000 fine.

Harris pleaded guilty to charges he attempted to buy machines guns, ammunition and silencers. Undercover agents arrested him in a Midtown shopping center parking lot in 2007.

In his plea, the recording artist agreed to do 1,000 hours of community service in exchange for a reduced prison sentence.

The Arkansas facility houses 2,085 inmates in low security, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons. It is about 430 miles outside Atlanta and 85 miles east of Little Rock.

The rapper's publicist, Sydney Margetson, said he could not confirm where Harris will be housed.