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Casey Anthony predicts she'll do well on probation

FILE - In this July 7, 2011 photo, Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. Anthony was acquitted on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, and was found guilty on four charges of lying to law enforcement officers. She is to be released from jail Sunday, July 17, 2011.
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Casey Anthony reports for probation
Casey Anthony
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(CBS) - Casey Anthony reported to probation Wednesday at 6 p.m. and says she plans to do well, according to Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger.

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In a press conference held by the Department of Corrections in Tallahassee, Fla on Thursday morning, Plessinger said Anthony reported to a probation officer Wednesday in an undisclosed location. The visit lasted for a little over an hour. Her attorneys were not present.

"She told the probation officer that she intended to do well on probation. She was polite and cooperative," Plessinger said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Corrections says the location of her probation is confidential as well as her probation officer's name. None of the information is entered into the database. The precautions are all for Anthony's safety and are conditions of the court due to death threats made on her life. Judge Belvin Perry allowed the department to use discretion in regard for the safety of  Anthony, who he stated has become "the most hated woman in America."

Plessinger stated that normally the department tries to be as open with the public as possible, but they also want to make sure they comply with the court orders. 

Anthony will be required to report to her probation officer within the first five days of every month, Plessinger said. She will also be subject to random contacts. She cannot contact the victim of her check fraud, former friend Amy Huizenga. Additionally, she cannot break the law, drink to excess or take drugs.

Anthony will have to request permission to leave the county. She can petition to move out of state, if the other state's department of corrections agrees to accept her.

In Jan. 2010, Anthony was convicted of check fraud for stealing checks from then-best friend Amy Huizenga during the month in 2008 that Anthony's daughter was missing before being reported. Anthony was found not guilty of all felony charges in Caylee's death last month and subsequently released from the Orange County Jail.

Anthony's whereabouts have been a mystery since her release from the Orange County Jail on July 17. On Monday, her attorney Jose Baez said Anthony had returned to Florida in case it was necessary for her to report for probation.

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