Chris Brown tweets ‘Thank you GOD’ after early release from jail
Chris Brown is out of the slammer yet again -- the singer was released from jail early Monday due to overcrowding.
The 25-year-old R&B singer was released from L.A. County’s Men’s Central Jail just after midnight on Monday morning, police told L.A. Now, before completing his one-year sentence for violating his probation stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Soon after, the “Loyal” singer took to Twitter.
As of press time, his most recent tweet was “Thank you GOD.”
The “Fine China” singer entered the facility in early May just after admitting that he had violated his probation by committing a crime in October. The singer was charged with assault in an incident that took place outside a Washington hotel and still faces a misdemeanor assault trial in that case.
On May 9, a Superior Court judge ordered him to stay in jail and extended his probation to Jan. 23, 2015.
As expected, the Grammy-winning crooner was cut loose early thanks to jail overcrowding calculations that count one day in custody as two days, according to previous reports.
The singer had originally been sentenced to 365 days in jail but, upon entering, had already completed 234 days due to his prior stint in rehab and additional time in jail as he awaited trial in his D.C. case.
Though he had 131 days to go, the singer walked out after 108 days completed, according to TMZ.
Brown isn’t totally free yet though. He’s still on probation, obviously, and has to see a psychiatrist twice a week, complete his remaining community service, take his prescribed meds and stay off marijuana, including for medical use. Court documents have said that the singer has bipolar disorder.
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