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(TMZ) Rapper T.I. was released from an Arkansas prison to a community living facility on Wednesday, but he was sent straight back after just one day because apparently prison officials didn’t like his flashy mode of transportation.

T.I. was sentenced to 11 months behind bars after his drug possession arrest on the Sunset Strip back in September 2010 — an arrest that caused law enforcement officials to revoke his probation stemming from a federal gun conviction back in 2009.

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Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told TMZ that T.I. was released at 7:29 AM Wednesday local time … and was “in transit” to begin the next leg of his sentence at a community living facility.

But T.I. was hauled back to prison from his halfway house just a day later. TMZ learned that the reason was that he allegedly misled prison officials into thinking he’d take a low-key mode of transportation from the prison to the halfway house — and a tricked out tour bus isn’t low-key.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ — when a prisoner is incarcerated in a low or medium security prison … prison officials can allow the inmate to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation to travel from the prison facility to the halfway house.

During the process of approving such a transfer, the prisoner must state specifically what mode of transportation he or she will be using. Our sources tell us … T.I. informed prison officials he would be taking some sort of van, but made no mention of the high-end, pimped out tour bus.

TMZ was told that prison officials felt T.I. should have fully disclosed the nature of his party bus.

And get this … law enforcement sources tells TMZ … when the U.S. Marshals arrived at the halfway house to take T.I. back to prison, the halfway house honcho actually got into an argument with them, saying it was ridiculous to send him back for such an alleged violation. But the Marshals had their orders, and took T.I. back to the pokey.

T.I.’s wife tells TMZ that multiple prison officials actually saw the tour bus that picked up the rapper yesterday — and even took photos with T.I. in front of it — and NOBODY raised an issue.

Tameka “Tiny” Cottle said that when the tour bus rolled up to the Arkansas prison yesterday, prison officials, “Walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life.”

But Tiny says, “This is a bunch of bulls**t … they should have said something before he got on the bus … T.I. would have politely gotten into a van.”

She adds, “T.I. is one of the strongest individuals I know … and they just trying to break him in more ways than one and it’s not gonna work! ‘Cause what God got for him, can’t no man take that away … period!”

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