Ex-gov. Ryan leaves halfway house, returns home

Former governor George Ryan is now serving the rest of his prison sentence at his home in Kankakee.

Hi lawyer, former governor Jim Thompson, says he’s with family and “very happy.”

govryanarriveshalfwayhouseHe will not be required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

It was a busy day for Ryan. He was released from a federal prison camp in Terre Haute, Indiana around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

He checked into a halfway house on Chicago’s West Side just before 7 a.m. , and was let go less than an hour later.

The Bureau of Prisons told Ryan he would be sent home Tuesday as he was released from the prison in Indiana.

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14 comments

  • t.mac

    good I think the man has suffered enough! let him live out the rest of his life in peace. this is what happens when you don't play ball with the right people. I wish the man well.

  • T.Chit

    Just what makes him any different from other politicians who have served federal time? So what? They let him go home without having to be fitted for an ankle bracelet. Make him do what any other person would have to do.

  • itsclose

    Poor guy, he's lost his wife, brother, reputation, and common decency. But at least he did not lose 6 children like that family whose van was demolished by one of many illegally licensed truck drivers so that Lyin' Ryan could have a nice vacation.

    • Guest

      Yeah he should have been sentenced longer and he should have not been allowed to see his wife on her death bed – special treatment is not given to anyonw else who is locked up and loose a loved one. They can't go say good-bye – lucky if the family has enough money to pay to have them go see the body before the funeral

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