Ravi released early
Prison officials in the United States announced that Dharun Ravi has been released 10 days early for good conduct and time worked.
Ravi was released on parole for three years and still faces 300 hours of community service.
The 20-year-old’s case sparked outrage when he was sentenced to 30 days in prison for illegally filming his gay roommate Tyler Clementi kissing another man, then inviting others over social networking site Twitter to watch a live stream.
Both were studying at Rutgers University at the time.
Days later Clementi killed himself because he felt humiliated by Ravi’s actions, which then sparked a national debate about cyber bullying and gay bashing.
Ravi wasn’t charged over Clementi’s suicide, but rather charged over the invasion of privacy and intimidation.
His sentence was reduced by five days for good behaviour and five days as credit for his work but he must pay $10,000 for assessment to the probation department.
After sentencing Ravi released an apology which has been rejected by Clementi’s parents as nothing more than a PR stunt.
"I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on September 19, 2010 and September 21, 2010," Ravi said in a statement.
"My behaviour and action, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions.”
Ravi, an Indian citizen, also faced the possibility of being deported back to India but Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they would not proceed with removal processes.