Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in the McRae correctional institution in Atlanta. He was originally expected to be released in February 2019. However, a new development in his case could have him released out of prison as early as December 2016.
In 2015 Buju Banton reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Florida in which all rights to future appeal were waived in exchange for them dropping a gun charge.
He is currently serving time on three counts of drug trafficking charges in 2011. He was arrested at a warehouse in South Florida in December 2009 in a drug sting operation.