Ney's release comes less than two years after he plead guilty to corruption charges in connection with the investigation of now-imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The eight-term Republican entered a federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., in March 2007 but was transferred to a halfway house in Cincinnati earlier this year. Sentenced to 30 months, Ney will have served 17 1/2 months.
Michael Real, community corrections manager for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told the Post that Ney is being released more than a year early because of good behavior and his participation in a drug and alcohol program while in prison.
Ney, who accompanied Abramoff on a now infamous golfing trip to Scotland and accepted campaign donations and tickets from the disgraced lobbyist, is the only lawmaker to be charged in the ongoing Abramoff investigation.