Published: November 20, 2007
PHOENIX (AP) Mike Tyson reported to jail Tuesday, an open-air facility where he’ll serve a one-day sentence for a DUI conviction.
The former heavyweight champion will be held in a secluded part of Tent City, apart from the 1,500 other inmates.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he considers Tyson to be a high-risk prisoner and that
each one of his fist is a lethal weapon.
Besides the day in jail, Tyson was sentenced to three years’ probation. He also must perform 360 hours of community service and undergo drug testing.
Tyson faced a maximum sentence of four years and three months in prison. Prosecutors recommended a one-year sentence, but the judge said the boxer has tried to atone for his crimes.
During a sentencing hearing Monday, Judge Helene Abrams said she was impressed with the boxer’s attempts to complete his GED and how he voluntarily sought treatment for drug addiction.
“Sobriety is a lifetime job,” Abrams told
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