That would be three months earlier than his 21-month sentence required. The reason is good conduct. Here are more details from the New York Post.
For once in a long time, the former Congressman may be catching a break. The early release isn't definite yet, though.
His promising career path and well-connected marriage to Hillary Clinton aide Human Abedin had been derailed by his sexing compulsion.
At the time and probably right up to the present, despite so much information out there about addiction, most didn't understand what was going on inside him.
One useful way of trying to make sense of Weiner's inner life is to read Ann Rule's detailed biography of serial killer Ted Bundy. That's "The Stranger Beside Me."
After he had been arrested for murder and was in jail in Colorado, Bundy mastered an escape. He got all the way to Florida and could have created a new identity for himself. Since he had the ability to blend in, he could have pulled that off. At first, he simply enjoyed his freedom. He planned to eventually find work. That's how he could have lived out his new life. Law enforcement might never had caught up with him.
But compulsion overtook Bundy. He returned to killing women. Rule's book is the best description of the dynamics of compulsion I have come across.
Weiner's compulsion didn't involve killing, unless you factor in what he had done to his career and home life. But compulsion it was.
If he has learned to manage the compulsion in prison enough to override its dynamics Weiner could have a fresh career track in the field of addiction. His story, of course, is very marketable in itself. The lecture circuit would provide immediate income.
Meanwhile, he can study for a certificate in addiction counseling and work in the field.
Where he can render the most public service is by fundraising for research on compulsion. Perhaps there can be developed a pharmaceutical or technology that can eliminate the signals the brain delivers about doing X or Y.
This blog wishes Weiner a productive new start.
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