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Man, T.I. just can't catch a break.

The rapper, who was recently released from prison after serving 11 months for drug possession, is planning to film a reality show about his post-jail life. Of course he is, right?

But a rep for Dismas Charities, the halfway house where T.I. will be residing for the foreseeable future, tells TMZ there's no way VH1 cameras will be allowed inside the facility.

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"It is just not going to happen," says the insider.

Prior to this stint in the clink, T.I. served approximately one year for a federal gun conviction in 2009. He was arrested along with his wife last year and sent back for violating his probation.

It's unclear how the artist's reality show will go forward now, as filming began the instant he stepped foot outside an Arkansas prison on Wednesday, but the series will not be permitted to capture such halfway house activities as basketball, tennis and faith-based healing courses.

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T.I. was released from an Arkansas prison this morning, according to reports. The rapper is now bound for a halfway house of some kind or home confinement.

Back in September 2010, he was sentenced to 11 months in prison after a drug possession arrest on the Sunset Strip. There may have been sizzurp involved.

In any case, it was a clear violation of his probation.

T.I. Pi

T.I. served only about a year for a federal gun conviction in 2009, but after he and wife Tiny were busted in 2010, his probation was yanked and back he went.

Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, says T.I. was released at 7:29 a.m. local time and "in transit" to begin the next leg of his sentence.

T.I. checked November 1 and was originally scheduled to be released September 29, so he appears to have had about a month shaved off this leg.

Here's hoping he focuses solely on good deeds now, and Tiny can take care of her man's needs without having to worry about a guard seeing.

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Oft-incarcerated rapper T.I. got in serious trouble with prison officials after guards caught the famous inmate taking things too far during a visit from the wife.

TMZ reports and T.I.'s wife Tiny (a.k.a. Tameka Cottle) confirms that they were in a room alone together at the Arkansas State Prison when she made like MJ.

T.I. and Tiny Picture

We're saying she started to beat it. It being him.

BEST VISIT EVER: Unfortunately for T.I., it was soon cut short by pesky prison guards. No word if she also baked him a cake with a file inside.

According to state prison guidelines, inmates are allowed to kiss and embrace at the beginning and at the end of a visit as well as hold hands in there.

However, "the inmate’s hands must remain in plain view of staff at all times." Same goes for the visitors. In his pants doesn't cut it apparently.

Tiny confirms that as a result of this stroke of bad luck, T.I. was sent to a  "Special Housing Unit" consisting of more security and less freedom.

No wonder T.I.'s so sick of jail. Peeps are so uptight there. Tiny hopes to visit him again soon, even if she has to keep her right hand to herself.

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T.I. may be a convicted felon who blew a second chance with a probation-violating arrest that nixed his early release, but the man is nothing if not inspirational.

He's effing tired of jail, but it sounds like he's hanging in there. The release of his new album, No Mercy, which he finished before his 11-month sentence, helps.

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"So here it is. NO MERCY, the most honest and intimate installment of my life story as promised," T.I. posted on his official site, which he somehow can update.

Says the embattled rapper: "Hope ya'll enjoy it and it lives up to the very high standards I've set for myself or anyone who's considered to be one of the best."

Humble as always. The self-adulation continues:

"I must admit it takes a lot to go through as much as I have and still keep the love in your heart and in your art. But at the end of the day, if that's what it takes to produce the music to keep the world of hip-hop evolving on its axis."

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The recently-jailed rapper T.I. just posted a statement on his official site, calling life inside a federal prison in Arkansas "truly a pain I have never felt before."

In the first month of an 11-month sentence for violating probation, he says bluntly, "I don't know what effect this will have on my life moving forward."

Redemption

But ... "I'm certainly sick and mother f*cking tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it."

T.I. is not loving life these days.

T.I., who stepped up to help a suicidal man last month, admits his faults and says he's finally realized what he needs to do to become a better person, saying:

"At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or people I let down."

"But nah... I got to do this sh*t for me!!! I'll be God damned if I've come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F*ck that!"

Read T.I.'s full, inspirational message from prison after the jump:

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The L.A. County District Attorney has charged T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, for possessing ecstasy when the couple was busted on Sunset Strip last month.

Interestingly, the D.A. dropped charges against T.I., but it was a moot point since the star's probation was revoked as a result. Tiny will be charged, however.

If convicted, Tameka could face up to a year behind bars, which is convenient, since T.I. himself will likely spend 11 months in jail beginning in January 2011.

Tiny Cottle Mug Shot

Maybe T.I. and Tiny can get some alone time in prison?

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The L.A. County D.A. has tossed the drug case stemming from T.I.'s arrest last month - the one that earned him an 11-month jail stint for violating probation.

What's unclear is whether T.I. being sent to jail anyway due to the probation violation made prosecuting him a moot point, or if there were other issues.

T.I. and Tiny, his wife, were busted on September 1 for possession of a controlled substance. Ecstasy was reportedly found in their car, and possibly sizzurp.

Clifford Harris

T.I. has a reason to smile, but it won't keep him out of jail.

The D.A.'s office says it's not going forward with charges because, in essence, he'll already be locked up, since the arrest was a violation of his federal probation.

However, there may have been legal problems over probable cause which led to T.I.'s arrest. For one, cops claimed they smelled marijuana in the rapper's car.

No pot was ever booked into evidence, however.

Additionally, T.I. and Tiny were pulled out of his ride immediately after he made the illegal U-turn and prior to any registration check. It's all very suspicious.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he can reverse the probation violation based on these developments, but at least he won't be prosecuted any further.

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T.I.'s road to redemption has no GPS - and must maneuver around a huge roadblock.

The embattled rapper faces another 11 months in prison after violating probation on drug charges stemming from a September arrest with wife Tiny.

Still, the star is determined to rise again. "I want drugs out of my life. If I can get the treatment and counseling I need ... I can beat this," T.I. said.

Unpaved Road

PEACE OUT: T.I. will be back behind bars soon enough.

In vain, he told the judge who sentenced him how "I need help. For me, my mother, my kids, I need mercy." What he needs is to stop sippin' dat sizzurp!

His relapse is sad in light of his heroic actions last week, when he raced to the scene and helped talk a suicidal man off a 22-story ledge in Atlanta.

But the law is the law.

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T.I. helped talk a jumper down from an Atlanta skyscraper this week, but he could not talk a federal judge into giving him another chance to stay out of prison.

Declaring T.I. "has had about the limit of second chances," U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. sentenced him to 11 months in prison for violating probation.

Derek Lowe Mug Shot

He will begin serving his time at a later date.

T.I. and Tiny after his (short-lived) release earlier this year.

"I screwed up," said T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., pleading for leniency. "I screwed up big time, and I'm sorry. I'm truly and sincerely sorry. I don't want and I don't need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life."

The judge was unmoved.

"The worst thing is this case was an experiment," Pannell said of T.I.'s early release this year. "You certainly dumped a lot of smut on the whole experiment."

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What started off as any other day for T.I. ended like none other.

The rap star helped a suicidal man come off a ledge after hearing about it on radio station V103, located in the building the man was going to hurl himself off. Having fallen on hard times himself, T.I. found a little redemption Wednesday.

Redemption

T.I. says he's no hero. Yesterday, he could have fooled us.

"People were trying to talk to him and get him down," T.I. recalls. "Something in my heart just said, 'You need to help.' At that point, I started calling people."

The radio station said the man was unresponsive to their pleas not to jump – so T.I. drove there, "talked to a police officer and he sent me to the negotiator."

"They told him I was there and he started responding a little."

"I told him it's not that bad, that I was there for him and there is nothing you can't get through as long as you're willing to put time and energy into it,'" he says, adding, "'but first thing's first. You're going to have to come down and holler at me.'"

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