Jeffrey Skilling will remain outside of prison for a little bit longer. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to delay his report to prison so that the court can have more time to consider a request for bail while the former Enron chief executive officer appeals his conviction, according to the Associated Press.
Skilling was scheduled to begin his 24-year sentence Tuesday in a federal prison in Waseca, Minn. According to the wire service, the appeals court said in a docket entry on the court’s Web site that the delay was “solely to allow this court to give careful consideration to the request for bail pending appeal.”
A new report date would be set pending further court order, it added. Reportedly, Skilling can cut his sentence by a year if he successfully completes alcohol and mental health counseling at Waseca. He is also eligible to earn 54 days a year off his sentence for good behavior, according to the AP.