Dharun Ravi begins 30-day jail sentence
Dharun Ravi, the ex-Rutgers student convicted of invasion of privacy and bias charges, arrived at the Middlesex County Sheriff's office at 12:38 p.m. Thursday to begin serving his 30-day sentence, The Star-Ledger reported.
Ravi, 20, could serve only 20 days if he earns time off for good behavior. His lawyer is also appealing his conviction.
He was also ordered to complete 300 hours of community service, and attend anti-bullying and sensitivity classes.
Ravi's conviction stemmed from a dorm room incident in September 2010, in which Ravi used his computer to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who killed himself on Sept. 22, 2010.
Clementi's parents on Thursday released a statement that deemed Ravi's Tuesday apology for the incident "a public relations piece" and derided the sentence as too light.