Patrick Cannon officially out of prison in West Virginia

When former mayor Cannon gets released from prison next week he will head home under what's called 'home confinement.'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon is officially out of prison in West Virginia, according to prison officials.

Officials confirm Cannon is the responsibility of the Residential Re-entry Management (RRM) office in Raleigh.

He will have to come back to Charlotte and stay at his house, virtually, 24 hours a day, under the watchful eye of the U.S. Probation Office.

Cannon will be placed in what is called 'home confinement' until January 25 of next year.

James Exum is a criminal defense attorney who has no role in the Cannon case but agreed to explain home confinement.

"Basically if you are on home confinement you are supposed to be in your house," he said.

Cannon is being released after serving 22 months of his original 44-month prison sentence for political corruption.

He was caught on camera and later admitted to taking a series of bribes totaling around $50,000 from undercover FBI operative who he believed were developers wanting his help in getting into the hot Charlotte real estate market.

Exum says it is also likely Cannon will have to wear an ankle monitor so Probation knows where he is 24 hours a day.

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