Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is out of prison.
- Here's breaking news to bring you this noon. Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is out of prison. He was released this morning from federal prison in Orange County on Furlough, which is a temporary release program. He is waiting to be placed on home confinement. Silver was serving a six and 1/2 year sentence for corruption. The 77-year-old started serving his sentence last August. His projected release date had been 2026.