KIEFER SUTHERLAND has been handed an early Christmas gift – a Los Angeles judge has agreed to let the actor serve jail time at a private prison.
Sutherland feared he’d be spending Christmas (07) behind bars at the notorious Twin Towers facility after he was sentenced to spend 48 days in jail for drink driving.
But the 24 star learned he’ll be required to serve his time at the Glendale City Jail on Wednesday (05Dec07).
Sutherland, who wore a black suit and tie for his court appearance, must complete his sentence by 30 March (08).
The actor pleaded no contest to DUI on 9 October.
Judge Stuart M. Rice also sentenced Sutherland to five years probation, and insisted the star must complete an 18-month alcohol education program and attend weekly therapy sessions for six months.
As WENN went to press, Sutherland was being “processed” and booked into the Glendale City Jail.