George Ryan Skips Halfway House, Returns Home


Published on January 31 2013 1:52 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

In a surprising move, former Illinois Governor George Ryan is back at home.

Ryan was released from a federal prison in Terre Haute early yesterday.  After a very brief stop at a Chicago halfway house, he was allowed to continue on to his home in Kankakee, where he will spend the last six months of his sentence. 

Officials say the 79-year-old Ryan wasn't given special attention, and that age and health are taken into consideration.