Buju-Banton

Incarcerated reggae superstar Buju Banton has expressed gratitude for the efforts of the Jamaican Consulate, fans and well-wishers that resulted in his relocation.

In a statement through his legal team, Buju Banton said he is happy to be back in Florida.

United States Federal Judge James Moody approved the moved from a prison in Texas to a penal facility in Miami, Florida.

Banton, who is listed as inmate number 86700-004, is being housed at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Miami, Florida; a low-security facility which houses male inmates.

Banton lead attorney, David Markus, said the singer is in a much better spirit following the move to Miami.

“Buju has been moved to Miami. We are very thankful and appreciative. He is at FCI-Miami and I have been able to see him. He is in good spirits and is strong. He and I want to especially thank the Jamaican Consulate and Judge Moody for assisting us with this transfer,” Markus said

Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, was sentence to 10 years in prison after being convicted on drug related charges earlier this year.

His release date is set for 2019.