AP source: Sheldon Silver released from prison on furlough

Sheldon Silver
Posted at 12:32 PM, May 04, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been released from a federal prison on furlough, while he awaits potential placement to home confinement. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Silver was serving his more than six-year sentence at a federal prison in Otisville, New York, in a corruption case. The person says he's been released on furlough while awaiting potential placement to home confinement to serve his sentence at home.

The 77-year-old began serving his sentence in August after years of fending off going behind bars. He has a projected release date from federal custody in 2026.