LATEST: Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight has been released from jail, a week after he was locked up for a parole violation.

The DEATH ROW co-founder was picked up from the California Institution For Men in the city of Chino yesterday (15FEB05) by his family and returned to his Beverly Hills home, where he will serve out the remainder of his parole under 24-hour monitoring by the California Department of Corrections.

Department of Corrections spokesperson MARGOT BACH says, "He is to stay on electronic monitoring at all times, under home detention, until he discharges from parole, which is in about two and a half months."

Under the conditions of his detention, Knight must submit to random drug testing, and he is to remain in his home from 8pm to 6am every day. According to Bach, the drug-testing stipulation was added because of Knight's 5 February (05) arrest in Barstow, California, where police say they found him with marijuana.

While Knight remains at home, there is still a chance he could be returned to state prison by the California Board of Prison Terms, because his case is listed as a "mandatory referral" due to the violent nature of his past crimes, reports MTV.

16/02/2005 03:02