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Garrison Released from Jail, Heading to Rehab

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Apr 29, 2009 | 11:15am EDT

Troubled actor Lane Garrison is a free man -- he was released from a California prison early on Wednesday.

The former Prison Break star was locked up in November 2007 for a drunk-driving incident in December 2006, which left a 17-year-old passenger dead.

He was due to serve 40 months behind bars on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence after alcohol and traces of cocaine were found in his system, but he won an early release for good behavior.

Garrison was met by friends and family as he left California Correctional Institute in rural Tehachapi in the early hours of Wednesday.

A source tells Eonline.com, "He's done his time and now he's looking forward to trying to move on with his life."

According to the Web site, Garrison will now enroll in a rehabilitation facility to help kick his drug habit and shorten his probation period.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson Terry Thornton reveals the rehab stint will be a continuation of the treatment he has been receiving in prison.

The rep says, "He was sentenced to three years and four months, but inmates, including Mr. Garrison, can earn credits that reduce the time that they spend in prison.

"He received half time -- meaning that for every day that he participated in a rehabilitative program, he got a day off his sentence."

Garrison recently settled a civil suit with the family of his victim Vahagn Setian. The details of the deal have not been disclosed to the public.

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