Good behavior credit in spy camera case

May 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM

NEWARK, N.J., May 23 (UPI) -- The Rutgers University freshman convicted of spying on his roommate's homosexual encounter may spend only 20 days in a New Jersey jail, an official said.

Dharun Ravi, 20, received a sentence of 30 days in jail for using a computer Web camera to spy on Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after the September 2010 incident in the freshman dorm room he shared with Ravi, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Wednesday.

Warden Edmond Cicchi of the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center said under New Jersey law any inmate given a 30-day sentence is automatically credited with 10 days for good behavior.

Ravi begins serving his sentence at the correctional facility May 31.

He was found guilty of 15 counts of invasion of privacy, bias crimes and hindering prosecution.

Ravi could have received a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said 30 days in jail was insufficient.

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