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Buju moved to Texas

Jamaica Observer

Saturday, September 24, 2011 | 12:16 PM    

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REGGAE artiste Buju Banton will serve his ten year prison sentence at the Limestone County Correctional Institution in Groesbeck, Texas. Banton was moved from a holding facility in the state of Oklahama by air to the facility on Friday.

He spent more than a month at the Federal Transfer Center (FTC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma after being moved from the Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida.

Banton, whose inmate number is 86700-004, is set to be released on February 1, 2019.

Register as Mark Anthony Myrie, Banton was found guilty of drug related charges and sentenced to 10 years in a Tampa, Florida court in February. A first trial ended in a mistrial after a panel of jurors could not unanimously decide on his guilt or innocence.

He has maintained his innocence and claims he was entrapped by the United States Government.

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