Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was released from prison on Thursday, September 12 around 8:10am. The MTV star surrendered himself to the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on January 15 to serve his eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion. Following his release, he will be under supervision for 24 months, and must complete 500 hours of community service according to RadarOnline.com.
Before he was let out from behind bars, Mike, 37, went through a very detailed discharge process. He completed release paperwork and changed clothes before undergoing an extensive identification protocol. "Inmates are to be positively identified before their release by photo comparison and verbal questioning of the inmate. Verbal questioning will include name, date of birth, register number, questions pertaining to sentencing data, family background, information from the Pre-Sentencing Report and more," documents obtained by RadarOnline.com explained.
The Staten Island native will be on supervised probation for two years and will be required to complete 500 hours of community service.
Mike proposed to longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce on Valentine's Day in 2018. The couple wed on November 1, 2018 in a romantic ceremony at The Legacy Castle in New Jersey before he went off to prison. The pair have been vocal about their desire to start a family once this ordeal was behind them.
During his stint behind bars, Mike got visits from his wife and costars Vinny Guadagnino and Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio. His buddies gave an update on his life in prison on a recent episode of their hit series.
"He was so calm, so relaxed. He gets a haircut twice a week. He works out every day for two hours. He eats what he wants," Pauly explained on camera. "It seemed like the only thing he wanted was to go home to Lauren and be home. Like that's it that's all that was bothering him," Vinny added.
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