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Final Hours of Freedom for Ryan

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Former Governor George Ryan is set to report to prison tomorrow. Ryan is slated to start his serving his six-and-a-half-year prison sentence at the federal correctional center in Oxford, Wisconsin.

Former Governor James Thompson is Ryan’s attorney.

THOMPSON: In addition to being my client, George Ryan’s been my friend for over 30 years. I don’t run from my friends when they get in trouble.

Ryan’s last bid to delay his prison sentence failed today when the Supreme Court refused to grant him bail. Ryan has remained free since he was convicted in 2006 on fraud and racketeering charges.

Listen to Thompson’s full press conference.

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