The Seminole County Sheriff's Office released the following news bulletin at 12:27 AM EST to members of the media:
SEMINOLE CO. (April 23, 2012) – George Zimmerman was released this morning from the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Zimmerman posted bond and was fitted with an electronic monitoring device prior to release. He departed the facility at approximately 12 a.m.
Zimmerman’s GPS device will be monitored by the SCSO and Seminole County Probation. Monitoring is “real-time” and enables immediate identification of an offender’s whereabouts at any given time anywhere in the U.S. The SCSO will not be releasing specifics about Zimmerman’s monitoring device or monitoring conditions. Additional background information about GPS monitoring can be found at: http://www.seminolecountyfl.
No additional information regarding Zimmerman’s release is available at this time.
Here is a link to Associated Press story about this news. The story said that Zimmerman put up 10% of the $150,000 bail, which is $15,000, and that Zimmerman's father hinted that his son might have had to take out a second mortgage to raise money.