Former Gov. Ryan out of prison, arrives at halfway house

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Former Governor George Ryan is now at a halfway house after leaving prison, early Wednesday morning.

Ryan spent five years in prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The halfway house is located on Chicago’s near West Side.

Ryan’s downfall began with a truck accident in Milwaukee in 1994.

Reverend Scott Willis and his wife Janet lost six children in the crash.

It came to light that the driver of the other vehicle got his license illegally when Ryan was Secretary of State.

The corruption followed Ryan to the governor’s office.

He was charged in 2003 with racketeering and corruption, and convicted in 2005.

Ryan must serve several months in a halfway house, before he is released and once again a free man.

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