MTV News reports Suge Knight, who was jailed without bail in December for violating his parole, won his release on Tuesday from a California state prison board. Four charges were dismissed, one was upheld, and Knight has been ordered to complete 200 hours of anti-gang community service. He could have received up to a year in prison. “Based on the weight of the charge, we felt he served his time with the 62 days he was in custody,” said Bill Sessa, a spokesperson for the California Board of Prison Terms. “We were able to show that Suge didn’t knowingly violate the terms of his parole,” said Suge’s attorney, David Chesnoff. “We’re extremely pleased that he was given a fair hearing and was able to speak in opposition to the accusations that were made. He’s excited to go back to work.” Read more.
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