Former St. Tammany DA Walter Reed has been released from a minimum-security prison in West Virginia and will now be serving the rest of his sentence on public corruption charges at home. He is now in what is called ‘community confinement’ with the prison system. Reed was released under provisions of the CARES Act, that allows for prisoners to be moved to community confinement in either a halfway house or home confinement to alleviate space in federal prisons to slow the spread of COVID-19 in federal prisons. There is no report Reed had COVID-19. Reed underwent a 21-day quarantine required for prisoners to be released. Following the quarantine, Reed was flown to New Orleans last week and began confinement at his home in Covington.