A look at life in a halfway house after prison
Former Gov. George Ryan — who's served more than five years in federal prison on wide-ranging corruption convictions — is expected to be released to a halfway house before he can return to his home. Attorneys say he'll live, at least for a little while, at a facility in Chicago through a work-release program.
Here's a look at what life is like for a typical resident of a halfway house:
• Residents in work-release programs are expected to get a job or look for a job, unless they're enrolled in a training program.
• Instead of a prison jumpsuit, inmates get to wear their own clothes. They'll be able to have visitors and have access to cellphones, but any travel outside work requires permission.
• Residents must attend classes teaching basic life skills, such as how to write a check.
• Unlike prison, inmates won't be separated by the severity of their crimes.
• Each resident gets an adviser who'll help set goals and develop a plan.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close