[JURIST] AP is reporting that New York Times reporter Judith Miller has been released from federal prison [JURIST report] after agreeing to testify to a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA operative's identity, according to legal sources. Her time at the Alexandria Detention Facility [official website] in Virginia marks the longest any journalist has ever served to protect a source.
8:48 ET – Miller was released after her source, apparently I. Lewis Libby [official profile], Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, voluntarily released her from her pledge of confidentiality. Miller has issued a statement saying she will appear before the grand jury on Friday. The New York Times has more.