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Edwin Edwards likely to attend Baton Rouge halfway house

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Posted: Jan 3, 2011 9:44 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Jan 3, 2011 9:44 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Edwin Edwards, Baton Rouge, halfway house, prison, racketeering

BATON ROUGE - Former governor Edwin Edwards will likely end up in a federal halfway house in Baton Rouge once he's released from prison this month.

His daughter revealed the news of his release in a statement Monday. Edwards has been in prison since 2001 for a racketeering conviction.

Once in the halfway house, Edwards will have to find a job, or get a waiver from the Bureau of Prisons to do community service. Edwards could also be allowed to serve out the rest of his time in home confinement.

While the Bureau of Prisons has not released information about when Edwards would be leaving prison or where he would end up, it's likely the Baton Rouge halfway house is his next stop since he was sentenced in Baton Rouge.

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