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Watch: Buju Banton boards plane headed to Jamaica

Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Anthony Myrie, has been released from prison and is now on his way to, Kingston, Jamaica.


Buju was seen this evening boarding a plane in Miami, Florida with his documents in his hand. 

Buju was released from the McRae Correctional Institution in Georgia this morning and has since been processed. He shared an open letter with fans ahead of his release.

In September, Buju Banton’s team announced via Instagram that the reggae legend will be embarking on a post-prison “Long Walk To Freedom” world tour in the summer of 2019.

Banton’s 10-year prison sentence was reduced by two months in January of 2016 months after the US Attorney’s Office in Florida announced an agreement in which it said the entertainer agreed to waive all future appeals of his 2011 conviction on cocaine distribution and conspiracy charges. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop a firearms charge against him.

Buju, now 45-year-old, was arrested in December 2009, found guilty in February 2011 and was scheduled to walk a free man from the McRae Correctional Facility in February 2019, as the Bureau of Prisons initially indicated.