Ex-Illinois Gov. Ryan released from halfway house

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Ryan’s wife of 55 years died in 2011. Officials allowed him to leave prison to visit her when she was sick with cancer, but he wasn’t allowed to attend her funeral. Ryan has suffered from his own health problems, including kidney disease.

For decades, the Salvation Army has run a community program in which inmates live for a short time, take classes to learn basic skills and receive counseling, among other things.

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