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Charlie Sheen wishing for a jail term

entertainment Updated: Jun 10, 2010 16:38 IST

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen, who is embroiled in a legal battle for alleged assault on his wife, is secretly wishing for a jail term, so he can serve his time and get on with life.

The star was expected to begin a 30-day spell at Pitkin County Jail in Colorado on Monday but his assault case has been continued to 12 July (10).

A problem with the finite details of his plea deal with prosecutors led to the delay.

And now, Sheen has confessed that he is as surprised as anyone that he is back home in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to misdemeanour assault for a Christmas Day attack on his wife at their Aspen, Colorado ski retreat.

"It's kind of a bittersweet situation... It's nice to be home, but I also wouldn't mind getting the thing done and getting it behind me," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

Sheen, 44, has dismissed reports that the plea deal broke down because of a plan to allow him to smoke behind bars.

Instead, the actor has insisted that he was hoping to use the jail spell to kick his habit.

"I definitely will (quit smoking), probably before my 45th birthday... I was making plans to cut down or follow the (jail's) rules,” he added.