“Lost” star Michelle Rodriguez was released from jail yesterday, after serving only 10% of her sentence.
TMZ.com reports that even with a partial last day, that computes to 18 days in the bighouse.
The judge who sentenced her for a DUI-related probation violation had ordered that she fully serve her 180-day sentence. So why did Sheriff Lee Baca cut her some slack?
There was a court hearing yesterday where the judge expressed her displeasure about the plan to release Rodriguez early, but ultimately said the Sheriff controlled the jail.
TMZ speculates a war is brewing between the judge who made it clear that she wanted Michelle to serve her time, and Baca who has a history of letting the rich and famous slide.
TMZ’s law enforcement sources tell them the “Sheriff felt he had to treat Rodriguez the way he treats every other female inmate. Because of severe overcrowding, the standard is to release everyone after they serve 10% of their time. Even though the judge drew the line in the sand and demanded the full nine yards, the Sheriff felt equality was more important.”Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.