Why Did Gucci Mane Receive Early Release from Prison?

By Hayden Wright

Gucci Mane’s release from prison yesterday (May 26) — a full 116 days before he finished his sentence — stunned the hip-hop community.

Mane’s attorney Drew Findling said the rapper successfully pushed his release date up by seeking and receiving credit for the days he spent in jail before his official sentence began, reported XXL.

Related: Gucci Mane Released from Prison: Report

“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,” Findling said. “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.”

Mane’s incarceration resulted from a 2013 parole violation in which he was found carrying a gun. Findling said his client is eager to get back to the studio now that the legal trouble is behind him.

“The outpouring that I’ve been receiving from fans is insane from around the country; excited about [Gucci] being back and able to perform and record again,” Findling said.

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