Reggae Icon Buju Moved To Georgia Prison

After spending more than a year in a Miami, Florida based medium security federal prison, Reggae star Buju Banton has been transferred to a facility in the neighbouring state of Georgia.

Banton is now housed in the McRea Correctional Facility, a low security federal prison which houses 2,236 male convicts. In Telfair county.
Banton was convicted on drug related charges after two trials in Tampa, Florida.

He was sentenced to 10 years.

He will be eligible for release in 2019.

He was arrested at his Florida home in December 2009 after drug Enforcement Agent held two men, Ian Thomas and James Mack attempting to buy a quantity of cocaine from police in a government controlled warehouse in Tampa.

Mack and Thomas have pleaded guilty but Banton has maintained his innocence claiming he was entrapped by a government informant.
His legal team have filed an appeal claiming he was denied a fair trial after a jury foreman admitted to flouting the orders of a federal judge not to study any aspect of the law as it related to his case.

His appeal is expected to come before the courts in a few months.

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