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Rose released from Marion Federal Prison
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Jan. 7, 1991

On a cold, gray day, Pete Rose -- No. 14 for the Cincinnati Reds and No. 01832061 at Marion Federal Prison -- is released from the minimum-security facility in Illinois after serving five months for federal income-tax evasion. Later in the day he reports to a Cincinnati halfway house.

Baseball's all-time hits leader with 4,256 will serve his sentence at Talbert House, where he will be confined in the evenings for three months. He will live in a room with a metal spring bed, a steel trunk for belongings, and a bathroom. The residents live two or three to a room. During the day, he will begin his 1,000 hours of community service that are part of his sentence.

After the three months, Rose will continue his community service and be on probation for nine months.

Rose earned 11 cents an hour working eight-hour days in Marion Prison's welding shop.

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