Kathleen Kane used to send people to prison. Now, she is an inmate at one.
The disgraced former Pennsylvania attorney general arrived in a pickup truck to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Lower Providence on Thursday morning. Escorted by a corrections officer, she entered the prison to be booked for her stay of 10 to 23 months.
Kane, a 52-year-old Democrat, was convicted in 2016 of nine criminal charges, including perjury and conspiracy. She was sentenced to jail time and eight years on probation.
According to prosecutors, Kane was involved in leaking grand jury documents. Kane then lied about her actions under oath.
Kane was ordered to report to the correctional facility Thursday morning by a Montgomery County judge on Tuesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided not to take up her appeal to the sentence.
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In a last-ditch attempt to delay the start of her prison term, Kane’s attorney wrote that she needed more time to set up care for her two teenage sons. Kane and her husband are divorced.
The state’s former top law enforcement officer said at the time of her conviction that she did not care what happened to her but was most upset at the impact it will have on her kids.
Once a rising star in Democratic politics, Kane was elected in 2012 to become the state’s attorney general. She was the first woman to hold the post. She worked her way from an attorney to a Lackawanna County prosecutor. Kane’s law license was taken away after charges were filed against her and stepped down after her conviction.