Dharun Ravi Leaves Jail Ahead of Schedule
BY Advocate.com Editors
June 19 2012 11:05 AM ET
The Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, left jail today after serving 20 days.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger speculated earlier this week that Dharun Ravi's 30-day sentence at Middlesex County Jail might be cut short. The warden said Ravi could get an early exit for good behavior. And the Associated Press confirms that Ravi left this morning.
He is also sentenced 300 hours of community service and must pay more than $10,000 in fines while also undergoing three years of probation. The AP reports that all inmates can get five days shaved off their sentence for working and another five for their behavior.
In May, Ravi was found guilty of multiple counts related to Clementi's suicide in 2010. He was not charged with causing Clementi's death. And the judge decided opted for a punishment that far avoided the maximum possible 10 years.
Ravi's lawyers are appealing the conviction. And the prosecution is appealing his 30-day sentence.