SANFORD, FLA. -- George Zimmerman was released Friday afternoon from the John E. Polk Correctional Facility 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 mid-Friday afternoon and is now reportedly staying in a safe house in Seminole County.
Zimmerman's GPS device will be monitored by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office and Seminole County Probation.
The monitoring will be done in "real-time," enabling the immediate identification of Zimmerman's whereabouts at any given time, anywhere.
The Sheriff's Office will not be releasing specifics about Zimmerman's monitoring device or monitoring conditions.
The release comes after Zimmerman paid the requisite percentage of a $1 million bond, which was set Thursday, in a second hearing on the case.
The judge had revoked Zimmerman's earlier bond after learning that he and his wife were not as indigent as they had claimed.
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, had issued a call for help in raising money to meet the new bond requirements.
In the 24 hours after making the plea, an estimated $20,000 had been raised for the Zimmerman.
The former neighborhood watch volunteer is facing trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
He has pleaded not guilty, claiming he was acting in self-defense.