Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Shock Jock out of Jail, Due at Halfway House

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Shock Jock out of Jail, Due at Halfway House

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Harold C. "Hal" Turner, the Internet radio shock jock and former FBI informant convicted of threatening federal judges, was released from an Indiana prison on Monday to finish his sentence at a halfway house in New Jersey.

Turner, 50, of North Bergen, left the federal penitentiary at Terre Haute, Ind., said a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Washington.

He said he would not reveal where Turner was going, or any other details about the transfer, until after he arrived at the designated facility.

Turner is to report to a halfway house in Newark today, according to his attorney, Ronald G. Russo.

Turner served more than a year in Terre Haute's highly restrictive Communications Management Unit, one of two experimental units in the federal prison system designed to closely monitor convicted terrorists and other extremists. He is scheduled to be formally freed on Oct. 6.

The incendiary shock jock and blogger was sentenced in December 2010 to 33 months in prison after he was found guilty at a third trial of threatening to assault and murder three judges of the U. …

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