His lenient sentence and the judge's comments about his victim sparked national outrage and protests.
On Thursday, Stacey Rambold, an admitted rapist, was released from incarceration after just 31 days.
The former high school teacher walked out of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge and had to check in with his parole officer.
He dashed in avoiding CNN's Kyung Lah's questions.
Though Rambold won't be a free man exactly; he's on probation for the next 14 years, 11 months.