Charlie Sheen Dodges Jail for Aspen Theater

Actor will likely get work release program
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2010 8:14 AM CDT
In this Sept. 20, 2009, file photo, actor Charlie Sheen, right, and wife Brooke Mueller arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
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(Newser) – Charlie Sheen is nothing if not slick: TMZ reports that the troublemaking actor has parlayed 30 days in jail over a Christmas Day assault on his wife into work release in an Aspen theater, something most of us would consider more of a vacation than punishment. Sheen "will coach actors, help in the fundraising department and perform various other tasks," reports TMZ, though he'll be unpaid for his efforts.

The work release plan will be submitted Monday, but worth noting: Sheen will still be an inmate of the local jail, and may leave after 8am as long as he returns by 8pm. Which leaves plenty of time for him to get into new trouble. Stay tuned.

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