Kelly may be released as early as January

Political blogger Clayton Kelly may be eligible for parole within seven months if he behaves himself in prison, officials said this week after his sentencing in the Cochran nursing home scandal following a last-minute plea deal.

The 29-year-old Pearl man on Monday received a sentence of 2.5 years in prison and 2.5 years probation for photographing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran’s now late wife Rose in her nursing home bed in Madison’s St. Catherine’s Village in 2014 as part of a political hit piece he conspired to create with others.

Madison County Journal