In this Feb. 1, 2013, photo provided by the New York State 

In this Feb. 1, 2013, photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Jeffrey Atkins, also known as the rapper “Ja Rule” is shown. Atkins, who served 20 months of a two-year state sentence for gun possession at Mid-State Correctional in Marcy, N.Y., will be released directly into federal custody on Thursday, Feb. 20, to serve a 28 month sentence for tax evasion. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision)
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In this Feb. 1, 2013, photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Jeffrey Atkins, also known as the rapper “Ja Rule” is shown. Atkins, who served 20 months of a two-year state sentence for gun possession at Mid-State Correctional in Marcy, N.Y., will be released directly into federal custody on Thursday, Feb. 20, to serve a 28 month sentence for tax evasion. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision)
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