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Feb. 27 2009, Published 8:55 a.m. ET

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(Photo: Peter Dujardin/Daily Press) Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick soon will be released from the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas where he has been serving time since pleading guilty to running a dog fighting ring at a home he once owned in Virginia in 2007.

Upon early release, Vick was slated to check into a halfway house in Newport News, Virginia to serve out the remaining portion of his 23- month prison sentence. As luck would have it, there is no room in the inn. The halfway house is jammed packed with other parolees. Vick, through his lawyers, has arranged to be released to his very own halfway house (his home) In Hampton Virginia , where he will be on electronic monitoring - a 3538 sq foot brick house with 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths.

Article continues below advertisement spoke with representatives from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regarding Vick's early prison release: Until Michael Vick undergoes tests for anti-social personality disorder, no one can know if he can ever feel remorse or if he will re-offend, so releasing him now is premature. Under his direction, dogs were hung, electrocuted and shot and according to USDA reports, Vick was not only the ring leader but he looked on and laughed as dogs struggled. There's no reason to hurry his release.


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