DEVENS, Mass. — Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner will be released early from federal prison as a reward for “good behavior” according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Weiner, 54, began serving a 21 months sentence for sexting an underage girl at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts in 2017. Prison records show he is scheduled to be released in May 2019, three months ahead of his scheduled release date of August 2019.
According to federal prison officials, parole is not offered to federal inmates, but inmates can earn early release as a reward for good behavior.
“The projected release date for Anthony Weiner is May 14, 2019,” a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons said in a released statement. “This projected release date includes credit for good conduct time that may be earned throughout the remainder of his sentence. Good conduct time is governed by Title 18 U.S. Code Section 3624(b), which provides for inmates to earn up to 54 days of good conduct time credit for each year served.”
Weiner plead guilty in 2017 to sexting a 15-year-old girl and will be registered as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
Following his sentencing, Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin filed for divorce, only to withdraw the papers earlier this year.
Abedin served as chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to that, Abedin was deputy chief of staff to Clinton, who served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.