Brown was released from Men's Central Jail at 12:01 a.m.,
said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Moore.
Brown, 25, had admitted last month in a Los Angeles court to
violating his probation in Washington, D.C., where he allegedly
punched and broke the nose of a man who jumped into a photo of
the singer with two fans.
The singer has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and
must still resolve that case.
Brown has been locked up since March 14 after he was kicked out
of court-ordered rehabilitation in California for violating
He had earned 234 days of credited jail time at the time of
sentencing for days already spent in jail and court-ordered
rehab. He was scheduled to be released by early July at the
latest if required to serve out his entire sentence.
Inmates are released at the discretion of the county sheriff
in a state-wide effort to reduce prison population.
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The "Turn Up the Music" singer must also undergo therapy and random
drug testing as part of his sentence from Los Angeles Superior Court
Judge James Brandlin, who said he took into account an undiagnozed
mental illness and the singer's young age when he assaulted Rihanna
on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Brown, who still must complete community service, made his mark in
the music world as a teenager and, despite several brushes with the
law, has been able to bounce back professionally after beating up
his world-famous girlfriend.
(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg and Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mary
Milliken and James Dalgleish)
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