According to USA Today:
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, will be released to home confinement after a federal judge in New York found that he was sent back to prison as a retaliatory act over his decision to write a tell-all book about his former employer.
“I cannot believe fairly that it was not in purpose … to stop his exercise of First Amendment rights” to publish a book and discuss it on social media, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said at a hearing Thursday.
The judge ordered the Bureau of Prisons to release Cohen back to his family by Friday afternoon. Cohen has been in isolation since he was sent back to prison earlier this month.
In a statement, Danya Perry, Cohen’s attorney, said the judge’s ruling confirms that the Justice Department and Bureau of Prisons can’t block Cohen from publishing a book about the president as a condition of his home confinement.