Former Governor George Ryan loses yet another round in court.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down Ryan’s request to have the whole court hear his appeal asking for an early release from prison. That request had already been turned down by a three-judge panel from that appeals court last month.
Ryan has been seeking early release even though his six-and-a-half year prison term on corruption charges is nearing an end. He is scheduled to remain in custody until July of next year, but is expected to be moved out of prison and into a Chicago halfway house to take part in a work release program starting in February.