T.I. Checks Into Prison, Begins Serving 11 Month Sentence

As projected last week, Atlanta, Georgia Rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris checked into prison today.

The Grand Hustle Records founder and hit-maker will serve an 11-month sentence for violating parole after a September drug arrest in Hollywood, California. TMZ was on hand to snap pictures of T.I. as he entered the same Arkansas prison he served time in 2008 for a weapons charge.

According to TMZ, T.I. will have access to phone and television while incarcerated,

Between now and October of 2011, it is expected that Atlantic Records, T.I.'s parent label, will release his upcoming album King Uncaged, although the album has been delayed repeatedly since the rapper's arrest. T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, was charged with drug possession, and may face up to a year in prison herself.