Ryan Headed to Halfway House

Jan 28, 2013

Later this week, former Illinois Governor George Ryan will leave prison. Ryan was sentenced in 2006 for taking bribes.  He has been serving his sentence in a low security prison in Indiana.

Ryan will report to a halfway house in Chicago for the remainder of his sentence. Ryan was allowed to leave prison briefly to be at his ailing wife’s side. She died in 2011. Ryan served as the state's governor from 1999 to 2003.