Columbus Short Gets 30-Day Jail Sentence

Columbus Short Gets 30-Day Jail Sentence

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12:30 PM PT-- Columbus was released from jail early Thursday after serving 6 days of his 30 day sentence.Columbus Shortpissed off a judge with a wad of excuses for violating probation, and it got him a month behind bars.

The ex "Scandal" star was in court Wednesday for a progress report where the judge handed down the jail sentence, plus 6 months in a residential drug treatment program. 

Prosecutors said Short was violating his probation from a2014 assault caseby continuing to smoke marijuana -- testing showed his THC levels were increasing weekly. They also say he's done ZERO hours of community service.

Short tried playing the sympathy card -- his lawyer informed the judge Short's sister died of heart failure last week. It didn't work and ultimately, Short apologized.

He'd already been in custody for 6 days, and was immediately taken back to jail to do 24 more.

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