Report: Former Illinois Governor Ryan to be released from prison

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Multiple published reports say former Illinois Governor George Ryan will be released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana next week.

The Sun Times and The Daily Herald cite sources that confirm Ryan will head to a Chicago halfway house on January 30.

Ryan, 78,  has served five years in prison on corruption charges.  His official release date is July 4, 2013.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons is not commenting on the reports or confirming the upcoming release.

The Salvation Army halfway house in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood is the same facility that housed Ryan’s former Chief of Staff Scott Fawell in 2008 and other convicted politicians, including former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese and former Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak.

Ryan will be required to find a job while he stays at the halfway house and transitions back into freedom.  He will be required to return to facility by 7 pm every night.

Ryan was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2006 and sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

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