Buju asks to be released and deported to Jamaica

Jamaican musician Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie, who is currently serving a 10-year prison term in the United States for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, has appealed to the courts to “be released and deported to Jamaica” according to reports.

According to a report by The Tampa Tribune, the popular entertainer who is scheduled to be freed in 2019 asked for an early release in the light of a recent change to federal drug sentencing guidelines.

Unfortunately the change won’t apply to most of those serving minimum mandatory sentences under the law.

  

Banton, whose legal name is Mark Myrie, is serving 10 years, the minimum mandatory sentence for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The only ways to get around the minimum mandatory sentences would require defendants to cooperate with investigators or at least give a full confession to their crimes.

In his motion, Banton argues he should be sentenced to 92 months in prison under the new guidelines. He says he’s been “working in prison since his incarceration” and has “very good conduct’’ behind bars.

He asks that the court reduce his sentence and turn him over to immigration authorities so he can be deported back to Jamaica.

The federal probation office in the Middle District of Florida has identified 1,748 inmates originally sentenced in Tampa on drug charges as potentially eligible to benefit from the change, known as Drugs Minus 2, because it reduces sentencing guidelines for most drug offenses by two levels. If projections hold true, the average sentence of 11 years and 1 month will be reduced to nine years.

Those defendants will not be eligible for release until Nov. 1, 2015.

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Kojjo Roses
5 years ago

Buju I a good youth free him !!

Kristine Blake
5 years ago

FREE BUJU & LET HIM GO HOME~

Raymond Rowe
5 years ago

Can keep a gooooood man down bless up buju dem can take ur freedom but dem can’t take away the love we have for u keep opening people eyes with ur messages

Janet Margaret Davis
5 years ago

Commit the crime – do the time – then deport him….he brought shame to the music industry….

Sheila Dawkins
5 years ago

Send him home fi wha, why should him get special treatment? Mek him tan whey him dey!

Diane Arsenault Weir
5 years ago

Send Buju home please

Mark Messam
5 years ago

So much hater on here Buju rule

Keron Blessforlyphe
5 years ago

Everyone entitled to their opinion,but we all knw it was a set up,and u got ppl coming and voicing out on their fellow brothers/sister,but i hope they open their eyes around them snf see that as a black person u dont have to commit a crime to be killed or sentance,who watch the clip about the black with is shop where tge FBI planted the drugs in the shop but he didnt realise there was hidden camera in the shop…case close if u dont watch it log on to you tube and gt educated about whats happen..and remember blacks have… Read more »

Desreen Waller
5 years ago

America is jealous always looking for something so they can tear you down. Head up my youth

Cherrygirl Henry
5 years ago

Let him cm home he is not the first a nuh him alone in a wrong doing and a so them all now Jamaica still don’t know the truth

Glenford Adams
5 years ago

Time to set Buju free!!!!! Release the man he poses no threat.

Keron Blessforlyphe
5 years ago

I was just about to tell u go and search and take ur head out their A..s, and stop shooting down ur black brothers/ppl I don’t condole wrongs but when u can apply knowledge with wisdom,u won’t be a stupid person,even when other race is wrong they stick by each er other,u guys live in America no need for me to explain anything in depth to both of u..god for the record Google buju court docs and read..its only never see come see wanna be’s, who will believe their most of there crop. ..pls Lord let it kot come to… Read more »

Sonia Patterson
5 years ago

Free buju

Tooblessedtostressed Young

Oh shut the he’ll up Janet…if u don’t have anything good to say just shout da he’ll up..ppl make mistake..karma is a bitch..why u would see anyone in jail not like he kill somrone U spit in the sky it will fall in Ur face..

Nordia Real
5 years ago

to all d jack asses who are hating on buju!!! your time will come, mek sure when karma reach you ready, cause she is a bitch…. lov u lots buju

Nordia Real
5 years ago

send home our icon…. buju to d world

Norma Wint
5 years ago

Free up the one and only Buju banton can’t wait to hear something fresh !! Things change now you see she live hard why you Neva send the money come a yard new tune Buju love you none stop hold the faith soon be over

Sophia Williams-Holness

thats a good decision buju home sweet home

Hykon Dsinger
5 years ago

SORRY… BUJU GOOD LUCK….HE GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

Mavis Lynch
5 years ago

It’s a good idea to free buju and deport him back a yard.

Bekause Watson
5 years ago

Kill us today u can’t kill us tomorrow

Winston Bullseye
5 years ago

No early release .

Annmarie Bernard
5 years ago

fuk all you wos hating on gargamel big up my black brothers n sisters na sell out my race nuh day nuh tym som of yu fools n ot even fukin black just unu skin look black indians chinese white evry other race stick to gether but all you do is help bring us down innocent Buju free me boss love my race till i die fuk of haters n black skin with white heart the best of the best proud to be black proud to be jamaican i hope no evil befall you all an yur family wos hating… Read more »

Ian Joseph
5 years ago

Free buju ! Buju didn’t do anything but talk to a informer !!!!

Patrick Vincent
5 years ago

Well we all know why buju is in jail, has nothing to do with drugs, one song

Barbsy Blagrove
5 years ago

All, these comments there’s a lot of Hater’s in here.smh

Michael Miller
5 years ago

Before I start calling the Buju haters names let’s just get a few things out of the way the so called friend was a paid informant for the FBI and he was told to do whatever it took to get a charge On Mark, additionally this guy was basically at it for years. So for all of unnu weh just was spew non sense understand this, the FBI & CIA regularly use this and other tactics including bribery, blackmail, direct threats. And in the case of Bob Marley paid assigns. #learn your history

Jackie Brown
5 years ago

They gave buju 10 years for conspiracy to distribute cocaine…RIGHT??? the CRACKER WHO KILL TRAVON , GARNER, MICHAEL &the list goes on & on & on..RIGHT….SO tell me now!!! is there any justice system inplace for African americans???? Wow!!!.. i really dont think so …all I can say…they are just oppressing the majority of the African Americans. ..that’s all I have to say…

Wayne King
5 years ago

Send home buju

Nobiee Nuso Nuso
5 years ago

Free BUJU

Junior S Jerman
5 years ago

Free buju

Shada Bryte
5 years ago

Buju kip yah head above da water someday things will get better. #FreeBuju

Shada Bryte
5 years ago

Free Buju

Lauren Justice
5 years ago

in short buju must be free ;need not to juge another only JAH have that power

Princess Gregory
5 years ago

Black people never stay down for too long Buju will rise again. The white man always try to keep us down because they’re afraid of black people. Black people are not afraid we always get back and our feet.
You got black man pretend that they’re white, I got news for them step back and take a look in the mirror and look who you see.

Happycouple Pinette
5 years ago

Free up Buju

Janelle Davis
5 years ago

Some ppl here are just illiterate n talking garbage. Y them nuh fi send him home, an currently studying law at school n I don’t see the justice here why other inmates are eligible n qualified under the new law n he is not, with the same nature of crime. That’s garbage. The whole world know US is unfair n prejudicial. So all you JAMAICANS taking about him fi tan weh him deh you’ll either foreign minded r hating. Support you damn country n its citizens whether it’s good r bad. We’ll always be Jamaicans. Sad for some of u… Read more »

Junior Linton H Taylor

Yo Banton just keep strong,cause freedom is a most,one day-one day.

Christine Eva Bless
5 years ago

@ Janet Margaret no no sweety you are ppl ah bawl free Gaza and he kill ppl lol bye free buju and mek yuh foolish self jump off a cliff everyday artist do things fi shame the industry lol

Sophia Depass
5 years ago

boy its only a pity

Sophia Depass
5 years ago

a hope dm sen im back 2 we normal cas dm a rasist

Sista Locs Natty
5 years ago

Free Buju

Keron Blessforlyphe
5 years ago

I said b4 and will say it again,everyone has their opinion,but they will always gonna be slayers,but god knws the hearr of everyman and only god alone can judges us not man,if u notice on here they are just a on finger count of negative ppl who are still in chains and shackles mentally,and we will always have them,but through christ jesus all things are possible and when jesus say yes no nody can say no,they may lock the body of Buju Banton but they will never lock his soul,and will never silence him even when him long leave earth… Read more »

Michelle Colleen
5 years ago

He is free to express his beliefs no matter what they are. Free Buju!

Sassie Sterline
5 years ago

At least he did not take anyone’s life. What is to be must be.

Brian Kamptha
5 years ago

yea I word from I mouth,and di livication from I heart.from dem a gwaan wid dem fally a di first I a talk.all you guys unuh feel unuh smart but unuh nuh clever.feel unuh can pap,pull up and smash up rasta all di dutty heart and dutty though weh unuh have up,unuh can do all di wickedness unuh wah to flesh around here.unuh lock up unuh money,bank and chrit.unuh lock up rasta inna jail and prison.and unuh try send rasta to dungit.unuh can put dung a second life fi put inna yuh old body,yuh young body or yuh cahes.try memba… Read more »

Opal Simpson-Edwards
5 years ago

Free Buju

Brian Kamptha
5 years ago

di man wah come home wi ready fi welcome him.unuh try damage di man career aready.yo just send home di man.wi deh yah a wait.volcano bun,lava bun,fyah bun.still burning.nah stop melt dem,fyah pon top a di wata.free buju send him home.bless head love.

Michael Smith
5 years ago

Screw Buju him fi do the time. Big drug dealer!