Jersey Shore’s Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino released from prison

A free man. Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was released from prison on Thursday, September 12, after completing his eight-month sentence, Radar Online reports.

Sorrentino, 37, left the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, at approximately 8:10 a.m. MTV cameras reportedly documented his release for the next season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

The TV personality was sentenced in October 2018 after pleading guilty that January to tax evasion. He admitted to abstaining from paying the full amount he owed in taxes.

Sorrentino’s older brother, Marc, was slapped with a two-year sentence for his participation in the felony act. The siblings had received nearly $9 million upon falsifying their taxes.

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - AUGUST 23: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Paul DelVecchio aka Pauly attend Jenny McCarthy's 'Inner Circle' Series On Her SiriusXM Show 'The Jenny McCarthy Show' With The Cast Of MTV's Jersey Shore Family Reunion Part 2 on August 23, 2018 in Point Pleasant Beach City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
TODAY -- Pictured: Jersey Shores Vinny Guadagnino, Michael Sorrentino, Paul DelVecchio on Thursday, August 23, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - AUGUST 23: Jenny McCarthy, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Paul DelVecchio aka Pauly D, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni Farley aka JWoww, Angelina Pivarnick and Deena Nicole Cortese attend Jenny McCarthy's 'Inner Circle' Series On Her SiriusXM Show 'The Jenny McCarthy Show' With The Cast Of MTV's Jersey Shore Family Reunion Part 2 on August 23, 2018 in Point Pleasant Beach City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Angelina Pivarnick, Deena Nicole Cortese and Jenni 'JWoww' Farley attend the Build Series to discuss 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2' at Build Studio on August 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Lauren Pesce are seen on August 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Lauren Pesce and Mike Sorrentino attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: (L-R) TV personalities Vinny Guadagnino, Mike Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and DJ Pauly D attend the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: (L-R) TV personalities Mike Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, and speak onstage at the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Deena Nicole Cortese, Mike Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D are seen on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Mike Sorrentino is seen on May 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino visits Build Series to discuss 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' at Build Studio on April 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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Sorrentino began serving time in January at FCI Otisville. His costar Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchiorevealed on The Jenny McCarthy Show in April that the reality star would “play Scrabble” in prison with Fyre Festival cofounder Billy McFarland.

On the day Sorrentino entered prison, he tweeted that “the comeback is always greater than the Setback.” He also tweeted out his address the day before so that he could receive mail from fans while incarcerated.

While serving time, he remained in contact with his Jersey Shore costars. Sorrentino posted a picture to Instagram in May of himself smiling beside Nicole “Snooki”  Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Nicole Cortese and his wife, Lauren Sorrentino (née Pesce). “The Comeback Is Always Greater Than The Setback #FreeSitch,” he captioned the moment.

DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino weren’t present for the photo op. However, the “Silver and Gold” artist shared with Us in April that the Double Shot at Love costars would “talk to [Sorrentino] almost every day.” DelVecchio also said his pal was “in good spirits” and “has a lot of positive things to come home to.”

The Staten Island-born reality star rose to fame upon appearing on Jersey Shore from 2009 to 2012. Sorrentino, who once battled addiction issues, would continue to appear on reality shows, such as Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, before returning to MTV in April 2018 for the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation revival series.

Sorrentino married his longtime love, Lauren, in November 2018 ahead of his prison stint.

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