Former Governor George Ryan may be getting out from behind bars early after all.
Ryan’s attorney… former Governor Jim Thompson… tells the Kankakee Daily Journal that Ryan will likely be released to a Chicago halfway-house early next year… about five months ahead of his scheduled July 2013 parole date. Ryan, who is 78, will work during the day and then return to the halfway house at night.
But Ryan… who is serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for corruption… hasn’t given up on trying to win his outright freedom early. Thompson says even though Ryan lost yet another appeal this week, he may go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to have the conviction overturned.