Incarcerated reggae icon, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton will be released a bit earlier than expected after law enforcement authorities in the United States slashed two months off his prison term this week.
Buju, who is a serving a 10-year sentence in an Atlanta-based federal prison following a drug conviction, was originally scheduled to be released in February 1, 2019 according to the Bureau of Prisons, but will now be let out on December 8, 2018.
The decision comes months after Buju waived all rights to appeal his conviction following talks with U.S. federal authorities who threatened to reintroduce a thrown out gun charge stemming from the original drug trial in 2011.
The Bureau of Prisons as well as the Buju Banton Defense Support Committee declined to comment on the reduced sentence.
The entertainer has been in custody in the States since his initial arrest in December 2009 in Florida.
During his sentence, Buju has reportedly been working on multiple degrees and was even spotted performing with a band to prisoners.