Charlie Sheen Negotiating Smoking Privileges in Jail

Celebrity News May. 17, 2010 AT 9:02PM
Charlie Sheen Negotiating Smoking Privileges in Jail Credit: Isaac Brekken/WireImage.com

Charlie Sheen may face 45 days in jail for assaulting wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen last Christmas, but a source tells UsMagazine.com he's most worried about being able to smoke behind bars.

The actor's criminal defense attorney, Richard Cummins, has been asking local law enforcement if they'd be willing to make an exception to the jail's no-smoking policy. 

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Authorities say they aren't likely to make an exception to the no-smoking rule, which has been in effect for 10 to 15 years.

The Two and a Half Men star, 44, is likely to end up in Aspen's Pitkin County Jail, which allows nicotine patches for inmates. Nicotine gum is not allowed to prevent gum from ruining the carpet.

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Us has learned that the Aspen County District Attorney has offered Sheen a plea deal that would put him behind bars for 45 days, but prosecutors would drop the felony charge in return for Sheen pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.

But Sheen's legal team is trying to knock the amount of time down. The actor is also keen on limiting the amount of probation/parole so that if he gets in trouble again, it won't compound his problems.

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At Pitkin County Jail, which is decked out with plants, spacious living area, televisions and other amenities, inmates are  allowed to mingle with the opposite sex in shared living areas. The lock up is also known for its cuisine; on Christmas day, when Sheen was arrested, prime rib was served for lunch and Cornish hen for dinner.

Says a high-ranking official of Sheen, "He'd be crazy not to want to do his time here in Aspen."

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