Dharun Ravi Released From Jail

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Dharun Ravi was released from jail today after serving 20 days of his 30 day sentence for spying on college roommate Tyler Clementi's gay tryst.

Clementi famously committed suicide days later.

Ravi, 20, began his 30-day sentence at the Middlesex County Jail with five days of credit for good behavior and five days of credit for working.

As such, he walked out a free man today:


Ravi was not convicted of killing Clementi, but was sentenced to 30 days after being found guilty of bias intimidation. He's also on three years probation.

Ravi must also pay a $10,000 "assessment" in increments of $300 per month beginning August 1. The money will go toward victims of bias crimes.

Because he is not a U.S. citizen, Ravi also faced being deported, but will not be. He must do 300 hours of community service this year, however.

"I do not believe he hated Tyler Clementi," the judge rules last month. "He had no reason to, but I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity."

Ravi was also convicted of invasion of privacy, witness tampering and hindering arrest stemming from his role in spying on Clementi in 2010.

On May 29 of this year, Ravi, who had been criticized for showing no remorse, released an apology and statement after starting his jail sentence.

"I accept responsibility, apologize for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made," he wrote.

"My behavior and action, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions."

Clementi's parents immediately slammed Ravi's apology for spying on Clementi's gay date as "no apology at all, but a public relations piece."