July 5th, 2012 by faye
Former “Prison Break” actor Lane Garrison wants to go back to jail just days after he was released on bail. He says to wants to be able to continue his mentoring program with other offenders.
As previous reports have stated, Lane Garrison was arrested back in April 22 for misdemeanor domestic violence due to allegations that he had a violent argument with his ex-girlfriend, Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly at her home in Beverly Hills, California. The actor was released on Friday after he posted a $50,000 bond, but he’s already making plans of heading back to jail as a civilian.
When he was in jail, Lane Garrison had been giving his fellow inmates acting classes, and now that he has been released, he wants to go back to continue with his good deeds.
Speaking to media outlet TMZ after a court hearing, the actor said, “I also wanted to ask the judge about being a mentor. That’s an education program I was working on … music, movies, writing. There are so many talented artists in there that have no outlet.”
“I wanna continue being able to go in there in street clothes, not my blues (prison clothes), not in chains. So that was part of asking him, can I go back in there?” the “Prison Break” star added.
Lane Garrison is due to stand in trial this July for his misdemeanor domestic violence case.
July 3rd, 2012 by faye
“Prison Break” star Lane Garrison has been finally released from jail after spending time behind bars for two months following allegations that he beat his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly.
According to reports, 32-year-old Lane Garrison, who pleaded not guilty in his domestic violence case, posted a $50,000 bail. The actor was arrested by the authorities on April 22 after being accused of hitting former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly during a heated argument in her Beverly Hills home.
Harland Braun, the attorney of Lane Garrison previously said that his client was just trying to grab his mobile, which Ashley allegedly “snatched” from him. The actor was initially held without bail due to his current parole hold for his conviction of vehicular manslaughter back in 2007. In the event that he is found guilty of domestic violence, he could spend one year in jail.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed the charge after a surveillance video was released which appears to show Lane Garrison “slapping” Ashley Mattingly in the face at her Beverly Hills apartment — a day before the actor was arrested by the police. Media outlet TMZ obtained a copy of the said surveillance video, showing Lane Garrison sitting outside the Beverly Hills apartment of the former Playboy Playmate, waiting for her to arrive home. The footage shows Ashley driving into the building’s garage, to which Garrison runs after her. After that, they were seen walking into the building together, “clearly arguing as they get into an elevator.”
TMZ reports that things “got physical” when Ashley Mattingly got out of the elevator. The footage then shows Lane Garrison grabbing the Playboy Playmate’s arm with his hand, and then seemingly slapping her face with his other hand. However, the “Prison Break” actor told the police that Ashley had grabbed his mobile phone and that the video actually shows him reaching to grab his mobile back. After a few more seconds of struggling, the actor was seen running out of the building. The media outlet alleges that Garrison threw Ashley’s mobile phone into the street and then left the building premises.
Lane Garrison is scheduled for a hearing on July 11 for his domestic violence case against Ashley Mattingly. Garrison’s attorney said that the event was a poor timing for him. Harland Braun said earlier that his client was actually in the process of getting his career back on track when he was arrested. Braun added that Garrison was “working on three projects, one acting and two writing” before he was taken into custody in April.
June 27th, 2012 by edsel
The baby mama of Conrad Murray reported that he went through more than 60 books and started an in-jail university in an effort to stay busy.
TMZ reported that Murray’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Nicole Alvarez said she stayed in constant contact with Connie since he was locked up in L.A. County Jail. Miss Alvarez claimed that the former doctor of Michael Jackson had been desperately trying to keep his mind active.
“He’s been doing a lot of reading,” Alvarez said. “He’s able to transport himself to all these different places,” she said of Murray’s hunger for books, “Like Sweden or Paris or Afghanistan.”
According to Nicole Alvarez, Conrad Murray had burned through his reading list behind bars. At the time of the third death anniversary of Michael Jackson, Murray had already finished more than sixty books during his stint in captivity. That included the posthumously-published thriller ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, which featured a protagonist who just got out of jail.
Alvarez further informed TMZ that Murray had also started a virtual “university” behind bars. Much like Lane Garrison of ‘Prison Break’ infamy, Murray decided to educate other inmates in various subjects.
Conrad Murray is serving a 4-year sentence for over-medicating Michael Jackson three years ago, which led to the King of Pop’s death by cardiac arrest. The coroner judged Jackson’s death to be a homicide and Murray was held responsible.
May 29th, 2012 by edsel
Pop quiz, hotshot: What does Martin Luther King Jr. and Lane Garrison share? Apparently, they both believe in racial integration.
TMZ reported that, in addition to teaching acting and screenwriting classes to his fellow felons, Garrison is also trying his hand at implementing racial integration among inmates at L.A. County Jail.
According to sources in the Sheriff’s Department, inmates traditionally group together with members of their own race for companionship and protection. The different racial groups keep their distance from each other. TMZ was informed that this racial separation helped keep the jail safer.
Apparently, after his success with teaching his fellow inmates useful skills, Lane Garrison had decided to take a shot at cracking the race barrier. He told TMZ that he focused on food -a universal need of all people- to unite people during meal time.
And according to the ‘Prison Break’ actor, his racial integration project is working. Lane Garrison told friends and TMZ that he was able to get African Americans, Hispanics, and Caucasians to intermingle during meal times. The inmates are reportedly talking, laughing,and getting along.
His worthy social experiment at racial integration may only last until Lane Garrison leaves jail this June. Garrison was on the last days of his parole for vehicular manslaughter when he was arrested on April for alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend.
May 25th, 2012 by edsel
In the latest in a long line of appearances in Beverly Hills courtrooms, Lane Garrison pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence charge this Wednesday.
E! News reported that the 31-year-old former ‘Prison Break’ star was arrested on April 22 for alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend Ashley Mattingly. Garrison was charged with battery for the incident and has been in prison ever since.
Lane Garrison requested for bail, which was granted by the judge and set at $50,000. His next hearing is set for July 11.
Back in February, Beverly Hills cops responded to a 911 call by Ashley Mattingly from her apartment. Garrison was not arrested, however.
And in 2007, Lane Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter for his role in a DUI crash that killed a 17-year-old boy. Garrison was proven to have been using cocaine and alcohol during the crash, with his blood alcohol level determined to be twice the legal limit of 0.08%.
Sentenced to 40 months in jail, Garrison was released early in 2009 after participating in a rehabilitative program behind bars. He had just six days before his parole ended when he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence against Ashley Mattingly.
Lane Garrison could spend up to a year behind bars and pay a $2,000 fine if he’s convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. The worst case scenario is if the judge decided that this arrest violated the terms of his parole for vehicular manslaughter.
May 18th, 2012 by edsel
Stuck behind bars for the immediate future, Lane Garrison has decided to make use of his time by teaching his fellow convicts a lesson- on how to write and act in screenplays.
According to TMZ, the L.A. County Sheriff put the former star of ‘Prison Break‘ to the task of teaching acting lessons to a score of prisoners. The mentoring is part of the “Merit” program that intends to teach marketable real-world skills to inmates.
Another part of the program sees Lane Garrison giving a crash course in screenwriting.
TMZ reported that his experience moved the ‘Prison Break’ actor so much that Garrison reportedly promised the Sheriff that he will continue mentoring the prisoners after he is released.
Lane Garrison was arrested after a domestic violence arrest last month. He remains in L.A. County Jail because he broke parole for his vehicular manslaughter conviction back in 2007.
May 7th, 2012 by edsel
Ashley Mattingly -the ex-girlfriend of Lane Garrison and the alleged recipient of a blow to the face during a fight last month- tells TMZ that the former ‘Prison Break’ actor needs professional help.
TMZ encountered the Playboy Playmate in L.A. this Wednesday. Asked what advice she had for her ex-boyfriend -whose parole has been disrupted by a domestic violence arrest last month-, she responded, “Rehab.”
Ashley Mattingly did not clarify if her comment meant that former ‘Prison Break’ star Lane Garrison needed rehabilitation for substance abuse, anger problems, or both.
Lane earlier accused Ashley of sending him incriminating text messages. Ashley responded that Lane was lying and that the texts do not exist.
Lane Garrison is expected to plead “not guilty” to the misdemeanor domestic violence charge filed against him today. The court judge had earlier told him to stay away from his ex-girlfriend.
May 4th, 2012 by edsel
Ex-’Prison Break’ actor Lane Garrison is still in prison, but he has also already been ordered by a judge to keep his distance from his ex-girlfriend Ashley Mattingly.
Perez Hilton reported that Garrison allegedly slapped Ashley Mattingly in the lobby of her Beverly Hills apartment building. He has been charged with the misdemeanor crime of domestic violence on top of his earlier conviction for vehicular manslaughter. That means the actor who played “Tweener” Apolskis is going to be stuck behind bars until parole board officials lift his hold.
And to top it all off, if he does get released, Lane Garrison also has to pay $50,000 to bail himself out from his new misdemeanor.
He was expected to plead not guilty during his court appearance on Wednesday. However, the judge postponed the arraignment until Friday. The reason: No one knows what is going on with Garrison’s parole.
Parole for Lane Garrison should have ended last Saturday, after he served 5 years for vehicular manslaughter. But his latest legal trouble has complicated things.
The judge still set the bail. He also pointedly told Lane Garrison to stay away from Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly if he ever gets out of the slammer- which may take until next Friday, Perez Hilton estimated.
April 30th, 2012 by faye
Actor Lane Garrison has been formally charged with misdemeanor battery for assaulting his former girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly, in the lobby of her Beverly Hills apartment Saturday.
According to reports, the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed the charges of misdemeanor battery against 31-year-old Lane Garrison based on the surveillance video which appears to show the actor slapping former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly in the face last Saturday at her Beverly Hills apartment.
The former “Prison Break” star, who is on parole for a 2007 vehicular manslaughter conviction, is due in Beverly Hills Superior Court on Friday for arraignment. Lane Garrison is being held without bail because of a potential parole violation. Garrison was convicted in a fatal drunk driving accident that killed a teenage boy.
However, the actor’s lawyer claims that he was merely reaching for his phone and did not really slap Ashley Mattingly, but apparently the District Attorney begs to differ.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Elizabeth Marks said Lane Garrison assaulted Ashley Mattingly as the two were exiting an elevator in an apartment building in the 300 block of North Palm Drive on Saturday. When witnesses approached the couple, Garrison allegedly ran from the building.
If convicted for the misdemeanor battery, he faces up to one year in county jail and a $2,000 fine.
Garrison’s attorney, Harland Braun, said his client gave a full statement to Beverly Hills police investigators, refuting the abuse allegations by his former girlfriend.
His arrest for misdemeanor battery came almost three years after Lane Garrison was released from state prison after serving less than half of a three-year, four-month sentence for a Beverly Hills drunk driving accident in 2006 in which a teenage passenger was killed.
April 25th, 2012 by faye
Former “Prison Break” star Lane Garrison has not been charged with felony domestic violence after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly – this according to Garrison’s lawyer.
Harland Braun, lawyer of the 31-year-old actor said that he spoke with the District Attorney’s office and was told that prosecutors don’t have sufficient information as of the moment to file a case, but it could change through the course of the investigation.
According to a District Attorney’s office official, the case of Lane Garrison and Ashley Mattingly is under review, and that the felony domestic violence charge could still be filed.
Braun also said that he is in talks with the parole board to see if they will take action against the actor for the felony domestic violence he is involved in. The four-year parole of Lane Garrison stems from his 2007 vehicular manslaughter conviction, where a 17-year-old schoolboy named Vahagn Setian was killed. Two 15-year-old girls were also injured in the car crash. Now, Lane is being held on a parole hold in Beverly Hills jail.
As previous reports have stated, Ashley Mattingly claimed that Lane Garrison showed up at her apartment on Saturday night, and allegedly assaulted her after they had a heated argument. A surveillance video of the incident was also released, but the actor’s lawyer says it does not show Lane Garrison hitting Ashley Mattingly, but merely reaching for the mobile phone she grabbed from him.
Lane Garrison spent 18 months behind bars, much of the time in a substance-abuse treatment program, for being behind the wheel in a DUI crash which killed a teenage boy who was a passenger in his car at the time of the accident.