Political consultant Julius Henson on Friday was released a month early from the Baltimore City Detention Center, officials said.
Henson was released early because he received jail credits, which inmates can earn for good behavior and for sharing a cell, said Melvin Easley, a jail spokesman.
On Tuesday, Henson's attorney, Edward Smith Jr. filed a motion asking jail officials to allow him to visit his elderly mother before she dies. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail on June 13 for his role in a 2010 Election Day robocall that prosecutors said was designed to suppress black votes.
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Henson used to care for his mother, Mary, but she was forced to move to New York to live with his sister, after he was incarcerated, according to court documents. She was recently admitted to the critical care unit of Good Samaritan Hospital in New York.Easley said Henson's request to see his mother played no role in his release.
A jury found Henson, 63, guilty in May of conspiracy to violate election law by withholding an authority line from a robocall used as part of the campaign to elect Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich over Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat.
Henson was acquitted of three other counts, including election fraud.
Smith said Brown's sentence of Henson, who is black, to 300 hours of community service and 60 days in jail for a single misdemeanor conviction is unjust compared with the sentence handed down to Ehrlich campaign manager Paul Schurick.
Schurick, who is white and was convicted on four counts relating to the robocall was not sentenced to jail. Baltimore Circuit Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill ordered him to serve 30 days of home detention and 500 hours of community service.