Kiefer Sutherland's jail release
Jan 18, 2008, 11:30 GMT
Kiefer Sutherland EPA/PAUL BUCK
Kiefer Sutherland will be released from jail on Monday (21.01.08).
The '24' star - who was put behind bars on December 5, 2007, for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and violating probation - will be looking forward to being reunited with his family and friends after missing out on Christmas, New Year and his birthday (21.12.07).
Prison officer John Bailan said: "He'll be let out the front door just like everyone else. I have no idea who'll be picking him up."
Since spending time in the jail, Kiefer has reportedly been a "model prisoner", helping out in the kitchen, doing laundry duty, emptying rubbish bins, mopping up and serving food to his fellow inmates.
Bailan added: "Throughout his stay, he never griped and never complained. He never wanted preferential treatment from the get go, and we respect him for that."
Clad in an official orange jumpsuit, Kiefer has been spending his time alone in an eight by 10 foot cell but also has access to a day room complete with a television.
He only received visits from his attorney and his doctor, but has received "a ton" of fan mail since starting his sentence.
At the time of his arrest, Kiefer released a statement saying: "I'm very disappointed in myself for the poor judgment I exhibited recently, and I'm deeply sorry for the disappointment and distress this has caused my family, friends and co-workers on '24' and at 20th Century Fox.
"I appreciate the support and concern that has been extended to me these last weeks both personally and professionally."
Kiefer's arrest in September 2007 was his fourth arrest for DUI. In 1989, he was arrested for DUI and carrying a concealed and loaded weapon, but was only charged with DUI.
In 1993, he was arrested again for DUI, and performed 211 hours of community service, after being given the option of the community service or 12 days in jail.
In 2004, he pleaded guilty to one charge of DUI, completed 50 hours of community service, and attended an alcohol treatment programme.
He was also sentenced to 60 months of probation, which he violated.
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