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Starring ... Inmate #1085109!

12/5/2007 11:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Here is the booking photo of Kiefer Sutherland from the Glendale City Jail. The "24" star checked in tonight to do 48 days for a DUI conviction.

He'll spend his birthday, Christmas and New Years in the slammer.

As for what he brought with him to jail, we're told reading material and underwear. The jail, fortunately, does not provide unmentionables. Now you know.



Kiefer Is Currently Being Booked

12/5/2007 10:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Kiefer was just booked. He is officially an inmate. The booking records show he is 5'10", 150 lbs, blue eyes, blond hair, 40 years old. The arrest time (surrender) was 5:30 PM and he was booked 16 minutes later. According to Glendale PD PIO John Balian he will wear a standard issue orange jumpsuit.

TMZ is at the Glendale City Jail where Kiefer Sutherland is currently being processed. We're told he is wearing slacks and a collared shirt ... for now.

Jail officials tell us he will be searched, have a booking photo taken and be placed in a holding cell awaiting cell assignment. We're told he'll also be served dinner tonight. We hear the chicken ala king is the best!

He was scheduled to turn himself in on December 21, which happens to be his birthday. The plan was to serve when the show was on Christmas hiatus. But because of the writers strike and the fact that the show is on ice, Kiefer checked in earlier.

The Glendale City Jail has 96 beds and 48 cells. The cells are double occupancy -- 10 x 8. There's a toilet, washbasin, water fountain in each cell and a shower in the day room area.

When it comes to visitation, it won't be touchy-feely. All visitations are done on video between 1:00 and 4:00 PM for 15 minutes. A max of two visits per day are permitted.

TMZ spoke with Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams, who said Kiefer will be treated "just like anyone else," adding, "The fact that he's a celebrity -- he checked that at the door when he checked in." Chief Adams said Sutherland will perform laundry and kitchen duties and will serve the entire 48 days consecutively. The Chief said Kiefer will not share a cell, but that is S.O.P. in Glendeezy because all "long term inmates" get their own digs.

Adams also says Kiefer has been "cooperative."

Kiefer Sutherland Will Check Into Jail Tonight

12/5/2007 10:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kiefer Sutherland is about to check in to Glendale, Calif. City Jail, after a judge gave the green light to serve at a facility other than the L.A. County Twin Towers.

His attorney, Blair Berk, has come and gone at the jail. We're expecting Kiefer at the jail shortly.

Kiefer will spend 48 days in jail, having plead to his second DUI.

Story developing ...

Kiefer Wants to Go to Jail -- But Not County

12/5/2007 8:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that Kiefer Sutherland is at an L.A. County Courthouse and the judge has agreed to let him serve his time at a jail run by the city of Glendale rather than the perilous Twin Towers county facility.

Sutherland will serve his 48 days at the Glendale City Jail. He must complete his sentence by the end of March. He then faces 60 months of informal probation -- meaning he doesn't have to see a probation officer, pay a fine, complete 18 months of an alcohol education program and undergo six months of weekly alcohol therapy sessions.

t makes lots of sense for Kiefer to choose a city jail. Sources say Twin Towers has become a nightmare of violence, and jailers cannot guarantee the safety of high-profile inmates.

The probable option if Sutherland chose Twin Towers is that he would be placed in "the hole" -- a solitary confinement area in which he would spend 23 hours a day alone.

This is not a typical "pay for stay" program. Rather, Kiefer will serve a regular county jail sentence through the City jail inmate worker program.

Story developing ...

Kiefer Set to Walk

10/14/2007 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kiefer Sutherland showed a remarkable resemblance to Jack Bauer, his tough-as-nails "24" character -- by opting to spend more time in jail for his second DUI conviction in order to protect the production of his show. Jack will be back!

The self-sacrificing star was seen in New York enjoying a walk on "the outside," as he's not allowed to drive until May of 2008. Kiefer is required to turn himself in on December 21 to begin his 48 days behind bars.

Prosecutor in Kiefer Case -- A Slammer Jammer

10/9/2007 8:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the sentencing recommendations in the Kiefer Sutherland DUI case.

The sentence is complicated, but Kiefer will do 48 days in custody.

Kiefer will do 18 days for the probation violation, surrendering December 21. He will serve an additional 30 days for the current DUI and must complete that sentence by July 1.

Based on what TMZ knows about production schedules, that would mean Kiefer is serving the bulk of his sentence when "24" is on Christmas holiday and not in production -- he may have agreed to the speedy disposition of the case in order to protect the show from having to shut down production.

Kiefer's lawyer, Blair Berk, would not comment on the case.

UPDATE: A rep for Twentieth Century Fox and the FOX Broadcasting Group issued this statement: "Today our friend Kiefer Sutherland resolved his criminal case at the earliest opportunity. Kiefer made clear to us at the time of his arrest that his first concern was the welfare of those he worked with and that he intended to do whatever was necessary to prevent shutting down the show because of his situation. He told us that even if he had to sacrifice more time in custody in order to protect the show and the jobs of those who work with him, he would do so. From what occurred today, it is evident he is a man of his word. We wish him well and look forward to a long relationship with him."




Kiefer Sutherland Pleads Out

10/9/2007 7:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

kiefer sutherlandKiefer Sutherland has just copped a plea in his DUI case.

Sutherland did not appear, however -- his high-powered lawyer, Blair Berk, showed up in downtown L.A. and entered a no contest plea to one count of DUI -- driving with a .08 or higher.

This is Kiefer's second DUI conviction. Back in 2004, he pled no contest to driving with a .22 blood alcohol level and was sentenced to five years probation. Today's plea means Kiefer violated probation and could be sentenced to a year-and-a-half in the slammer.

Get this -- the judge who was supposed to hear the case was Michael Sauer, the same judge who nailed Paris Hilton. Sauer was on vacation today and the ever-wise Berk was able to get the case transferred to Judge Stuart Rice.

Judge Rice will sentence Kiefer on December 21. Kiefer's probation is revoked pending the future hearing.

Kiefer has been ordered not to drive between November 9 and the December hearing.

Lawyers in Chambers -- Kiefer Not Present

10/9/2007 7:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kiefer SutherlandThe lawyers in the Kiefer Sutherland DUI case are in chambers right now, explaining to the judge that they have reached a plea deal. Sutherland is not present.

The deal means Kiefer, who has a prior DUI, must get a minimum sentence of four days. Since he violated probation in the first case with the second DUI, he faces a max of a year-and-a-half in jail.

Story developing ...

Kiefer to Cop a Plea

10/9/2007 7:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ExclusiveUPDATE: Kiefer has pled no contest to. Click here for more info.

TMZ has learned Kiefer Sutherland will plead no contest to DUI, and it's happening in a matter of minutes.

Sutherland was arrested on September 25th in L.A. and charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI. Cops say Kiefer blew more than a .16, more than twice the legal limit.

Back in 2004, Sutherland plead no contest to DUI where he was driving with a .22 blood alcohol level. He was placed on five years probation. Today's plea deal means Sutherland is essentially admitting to a probation violation -- a violation that could land him in jail for up to a year and a half.

Interestingly, the judge in the 2004 case is Michael Sauer, famous for throwing the book at Paris Hilton. Sauer is on vacation today. Sutherland's mega-lawyer, Blair Berk, will go into another courtroom and a different judge will take the plea.

The judge will set a sentencing date today.

Kiefer's DUI Drama -- In the Stars?

9/30/2007 11:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kiefer Sutherland got himself in a big heap o' trouble this past week with a DUI -- and this isn't the "24" star's first legal gaffe. He's been in trouble with the law three other times. What should Sagittarian Sutherland -- born December 21, 1966 -- do to stay on the straight and narrow?

Says astrosexologist Kiki T., author of "The Celestial Sexpot's Handbook," Kiefer is just the latest in a long line of Sagittarian disasters. Kiefer, along with fellow Sags Britney Spears and Anna Nicole Smith, shows that even though it's supposed to be a lucky year for Sagittarians, "luck needs to be earned for some Sags," says Kiki.

"This means confronting demons is part of the deal, which is necessary as Sagittarius is typically an optimistic sign that never sees anything wrong, as long as they are having fun," she continues.

Kiki believes that Sutherland's star will shine in court -- and that maybe his luck is turning around. "With his court date set of October 16, he'll fare well with the Sag moon teaming up with Jupiter on that day."

Kiefer Charged with DUI

9/28/2007 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that the Los Angeles County City Attorney's office has charged Kiefer Sutherland with two misdemeanor counts of DUI.

The actor has been charged with one count of driving under the influence and one count with driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above after being arrested early Tuesday morning.

The City Attorney's office also asked that Sutherland's 2004 probation be revoked.

He will be arraigned on these charges on October 16 in front of Judge Michael Sauer, ironically that's the same judge who threw the book at Paris Hilton. Sauer sinks Bauer?? We'll see!

If convicted on both charges, Sutherland could face up to a total of a year and a half in jail and be forced to pay a $1000 fine.

Kiefer: Sign, Party, Drive

9/26/2007 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before being pulled over by police in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Kiefer Sutherland was kind enough to stop and sign autographs for fans as he walked in to the FOX event he attended.


Kiefer attended the FOX Fall Eco-Casino party at Area in Hollywood on Monday night, just before his fateful drive home. He signed for plenty of fans, but didn't seem to interact with them in any way.

The "24" star was pulled over around 1:35 AM PST Tuesday morning in Hollywood, booked at 4:09 AM and released at 5:42 AM on $25,000 bail.

Kiefer Gets a Lift -- to His Lawyer!

9/26/2007 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A puffy Kiefer Sutherland arrived at his lawyer's office yesterday, not quite "24" hours after being busted the night before on a DUI charge.

Kiefer's attorney, Blair Berk, will once again be helping the celebuspawn actor out of hot water. Nice to see Sutherland with a driver. That's a good idea.

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