Ex-Bridgeport mayor released from prison

Former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was released from a federal prison Thursday and will service the rest of his term for corruption at a Hartford

BRIDGEPORT - Former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was released from a federal prison Thursday and will service the rest of his term for corruption at a Hartford halfway house.

The five-term mayor was convicted in 2003 on several counts of taking bribes in exchange for city contracts.

Ganim's original nine-year sentence was reduced for good behavior and his completion of a substance-abuse program.

He'll spend the next six months at Watkinson House before he's eligible to go home.

Click "NEXT" below your video player to see an interview with Joe's brother Paul Ganim about Joe's release. You can also see the interview on Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable Box and select iO Extra.

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