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File this under "life imitating Fox." Prison Break star Lane Garrison has written a letter to his good friends at Access Hollywood from jail. The actor was sentenced to three years and four months in San Diego's Donovan State Prison in October for drunk driving.

If nothing else, Garrison appreciates the irony of his situation, describing to Access how he and his cellmates were allowed to watch the season premiere of Prison Break. "It felt like an out of body experience as I stood around a crowd of tattooed felons watching Michael Scofield trying to escape," he says.

His reality, of course, has been more than just TV time with the guys. "This has been the hardest year of my life," he wrote. "I hope people, young and old, are learning from my mistakes and what can happen when you drink and drive. I have much to say about the pain I've felt and seen inside of prison. It has been eye-opening and a harrowing experience." - Mickey O'Connor