Be on the lookout as the word is out that the former Govenor of Louisiana Edwin Edwards could be released from Prison as early as this Friday. This could be shocking news to some and others may feel that its finally time.

Sources tell our sister station WAFB 9NEWS a transfer order has been approved that allows Edwards to be released from the federal detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana and report to a halfway house in Baton Rouge by noon Friday. It is not clear exactly when the former governor will be let out.

Edwards has served eight-and-a-half years of a ten year sentence for bribery related to riverboat casino licenses. Federal rules required Edwards to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.

The halfway house, known as the "Ecumenical House", is in Baton Rouge's "Mall City" located off Florida Boulevard. We're told Edwards will likely have to report there three times a week but he will not actually live at the facility. If approved by the Bureau of Prisons, Edwards will be allowed to live with relatives throughout his six-month probation period.

via Edwards to be released from prison by Friday - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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