According to a recent news report from New Orleans’ The Times-Picayune, it appears that Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie will be released from prison on August 18, 2014. News of an official end to Boosie’s prison sentence comes amidst a number of rumors about the rapper’s impending release. reports that rapper Rick Ross previously revealed in a radio interview that Boosie, whose incarceration spurred a #FreeBoosie campaign on social media, would be released from prison in November, while lawyers for the incarcerated emcee stated that he could see a release in early 2014.

News of Boosie’s August 18, 2014 release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary (commonly known as Angola) comes directly from information obtained from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections on behalf of The Times-Picayune. It is also reported that the Louisiana rapper will be under supervision until June 17, 2018.

Incarcerated since 2009, Boosie was initially sent to prison on probation violation and marijuana possession charges, but was later hit with an extended sentence after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle in narcotics.

Additionally, in 2012 Lil Boosie was found not guilty of the murder of Terry Boyd, a 35-year-old man who was shot to death outside of his home in 2009. If Boosie was found guilty in Boyd’s murder, he could have possibly faced the death penalty.

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