Yesterday’s Seattle Times included an AP story concerning former Illinois Governor George Ryan’s anticipated transfer to a federal halfway house today, offering a “what life is like for a typical resident”:
However, as noted today by the Chicago Sun-Times, predictions that Ryan would transition to the community via halfway house placement were incorrect. The BOP, as it often does with older inmates lacking “transitional need,” transitioned Ryan directly to home confinement, which the law permits for during the final ten percent of a federal prisoner’s sentence. See 18 U.S.C. § 3624(c)(2).