Edwin Edwards To Leave Prison This Month
After more than eight years in federal prison, Edwin Edwards will be released to a halfway house sometime this month — but no one's saying precisely when that'll be.
The four-term former governor's daughter, Anna Edwards, released a statement Monday saying Edwards' family looks forward to his release from the Oakdale prison. She says Edwards will to be assigned to a halfway house for six months, but would only say the transfer would be in January.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons doesn't release transfer dates.
Anna Edwards says her father won't be speaking to the media while in the halfway house. She cites Bureau of Prisons' rules.
Edwards went to jail in October 2002 for a bribery and extortion scheme to rig the riverboat casino licensing process.