Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo, who is fresh out of federal prison and was originally slated to spend time living in a halfway house, is now enrolled in a “home-confinement program,” according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.
That means he can live under house arrest in his Fairmount mansion, on Green Street, where reporters spotted him last night. It was originally reported that Fumo would be living for some time at the Klintock Group halfway house in North Philadelphia.
Bureau spokesman Chris Burke said Fumo entered the program yesterday, meaning Fumo probably slept at home last night. He declined to provide more specifics about Fumo's case but described how the process works.
He said deciding where to place a returning citizen is made on a "case-by-case basis." Factors include whether the offender has another housing option, whether he or she needs the services provided by the facility and whether they've been on good behavior.