NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Rapper Ja Rule has been released from the federal correctional institution in Ray Brook, N.Y., but will remain confined in his home until July, officials said.
"My client Jeffrey Atkins [aka Ja Rule] was released this morning ... to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman," the singer's representative said in a statement to TMZ Tuesday. "At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir."
E! News said the hip-hop artist spent nearly 23 months in two separate prisons for tax evasion and criminal possession of a weapon.