City Girls' JT Denied Early Prison Release

She was sent to prison after being found guilty of fraud.

Members of the Group City Girls, JT and Yung Miami

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Members of the Group City Girls, JT and Yung Miami

As one-half of Quality Control's City Girls, JT helped lift the dynamic duo to stardom. But right as they were bursting into the mainstream, their ascension hit a roadblock when JT was sent to prison for fraud charges. Now, it seems that the group must maneuver another obstacle, as it has been reported that JT will not be granted an early release. 

On Tuesday, The Blast reported that JT's legal team filed a motion to have the rapper moved from prison to a halfway house, where she would be able to work on music with her group member Yung Miami. According to documents obtained by the site, JT was given 108 days good conduct time credit, making it so that she's served 15.6 months of her original two-year sentence for felony fraud charges. As a result, her attorneys felt that she exhibited proficient behavior that would continue if granted permission to live in a supervised facility. 

"It is without hesitation that I can proffer that you will never hear from this Defendant regarding any type of crime, much less an economic one. Granting this recommendation will allow the Defendant to get back to the studio where she belongs," the files read . "[She] is one of two girls that make up the rap duo City Girls," the documents add. "Beginning around her change of plea City Girls became a force in the music industry. They have grown an intense fan base and have developed relationships with the elite of the elite."

Despite presenting a valid argument, the court's judge decided to deny the motion. This isn't the final verdict on the situation. As reported, the judge denied her request, only because the court feels it has no authority on the topic. Instead of accepting JT's argument and allowing her to transition out of custody, the judge elected to have the Bureau of Prisons decide her fate. Although it wasn't stated if or when she'll meet with the Bureau of Prisons, if her team presents the same argument, there is still a possibility she'll be released earlier than expected.  

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