Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years.
A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused a request by imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan that all the court’s judges rehear his appeal seeking an earlier release from prison.
A ruling in his favor could have led to Ryan’s release from an Indiana prison. It was widely seen as his last chance to get out of prison early.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to again look at former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s bid to overturn his corruption convictions
George Ryan has served more than three years of his 6 1/2-year sentence.
Lura Lynn Ryan, the former Illinois first lady who spent the waning years of her life seeking freedom for her imprisoned husband, has died after a long bout with cancer.
Groups predict the cost of wrongful convictions will rise because 16 civil lawsuits filed by exonerated individuals still need to be settled or go to trial.
On the governor’s desk sits legislation to repeal capital punishment, passed by the General Assembly in January.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was quietly let out of prison this week and spent two hours visiting his gravely ill wife, federal prosecutors revealed in a court filing Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that former Illinois Gov. George Ryan must remain in prison.