We thought halfway houses were for people who, you know, don’t have a home to go back to after prison. But apparently that’s not the case.

Former South Carolina Treasurer, Thomas Ravenel, has moved from federal prison to a home, where he’ll try to find a job.

Ravenel has been in a federal facility in Georgia since March, serving 10-months on a cocaine conviction. He still has almost four months to go in his sentence.

His new home, a residential re-entry center, is in Atlanta, Georgia. His release date is March 27th. Ravenel may be released a few weeks sooner, as long as he’s under house detention.

UPDATE: The Post and Courier is reporting that Ravenel is in a halfway house in North Charleston, which makes more sense because that is where he lives and the community he’ll go back to when he’s released.


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