New York: India-born former Rutgers university student Dharun Ravi, convicted of spying on his gay roommate, reported to a New Jersey Sheriff’s department yesterday to begin his 30-day prison sentence.
According to Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott, Ravi turned himself in at her office around 1 pm (local time).
The Sheriff’s office would carry out the necessary procedures and would then transport him to the Middlesex County Correctional Facility where he will be incarcerated for a month.
Ravi was convicted of spying on his roommate Tyler Clementi through a webcam while he kissed another man in his Rutgers dorm room.
Apart from the 30-day jail time, Ravi has been sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to do 300 hours of community service.
The 20-year-old had earlier this week agreed to begin serving his jail term instead of waiting for an appeals court to first rule on the prosecution’s demand for a longer jail term.
According to New Jersey laws, Ravi would be able to shave off at least 10 days from his jail term on account of good behaviour.