Revised Estimate Downward
Evidently, that didn't pluck at the heartstrings enough, so Big Jim Thompson has revised his estimate downward in an effort to spring George Ryan from his 8 year sentence:
Lura Lynn Ryan, wife of jailed former Gov. George Ryan, has been diagnosed with a very aggressive lung cancer and given a prognosis of three to six months to live, according to former Gov. Jim Thompson, Ryan’s attorney.
As a result of the prognosis, Thompson has filed a motion seeking bail for Ryan, who is serving an eight year federal prison sentence in Terre Haute, Ind. “We are asking (U.S. District Court) Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer for a prompt answer on our earlier request for George’s bail,” said Thompson.
- Mrs. Ryan has an aggressive form of lung cancer, that if untreated, would be fatal in 3 months.
Here's the thing, even before that Libyan terror bomber got released for a supposedly "terminal" case of cancer that would kill him inside of 12 months (it's been two years now and he's expecting to live another decade or two), we've been dead set against releasing people on humanitarian grounds. You knew the risks when you committed the crime, and one of those risks is missing birthdays, holidays and funerals of loved ones. If you want to be a part of every one's life, don't do shit that gets you sent to prison for years and years.
Sorry Mrs. Ryan is ill. Life sucks sometimes and it all seems to end the same way eventually. Maybe modern medicine can grant her more time, but in the meantime, George owes the government a few more years of his own time.