A cheerful, joking George Ryan has spoken outside his home after the former Illinois governor was released from home confinement.
Ryan spoke Wednesday afternoon in Kankakee, saying he felt good, physically and mentally.
Wednesday ended more than five years in federal custody for corruption. In January, he was released from an Indiana prison and moved to confinement at his home.
Ryan says he feels ``wonderful'' and that ``freedom's a great thing.''
Ryan says he's writing a book but didn't elaborate.