http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ryan denied plea for freedom to spend time with ill wife http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ryan-denied-plea-freedom-spend-time-ill-wife <p>An attempt for former Ill. governor George Ryan to be released from prison on bail has failed, according to the Associated Press.</p><p>We've been following the story of Ryan's efforts to leave prison to spend time with his very ill wife, Lura Lynn.</p><p>After the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lura-lynn-ryan-has-six-months-live">announcement of his wife's deteriorating condition</a> in early Dec. 2010,&nbsp; Ryan made an urgent plea to be relased, which he was denied.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:29:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ryan denied plea for freedom to spend time with ill wife Former Ill. Gov. Ryan to remain in prison http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-ill-gov-ryan-remain-prison <p>A federal judge has ruled that former Illinois Gov. <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/politics/government/george-ryan-PEPLT004510.topic">George Ryan</a> must remain in prison.</p><p>Ryan's attorneys want elements of his conviction tossed based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision curtailing anti-fraud laws - known as <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/06/honest-services-law-pared-down/">"honest services" laws</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:21:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Ill. Gov. Ryan to remain in prison