Former Pa Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. The 52 year old Orie was sentenced in June 2012 to up to 10 years in prison, but she'll be out Sunday because of credit for good time and a rule that let her serve just 75 percent of her minimum term because she's a non-violent criminal who isn't likely to reoffend.