Blagojevich to serve sentence at Colorado Prison

By WEEK Producer

February 15, 2012 Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 12:37 AM CDT

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is just one month away from reporting to a federal prison on corruption charges. Blagojevich will serve his 14 year sentence at a low security facility in Littleton, Colorado, just outside of Denver. The facility was requested by Blagojevich and recommended by Judge James Zagel.

Former federal prisoner Scott Fawell says the Englewood prison is the only federal facility conveniently located near a big airport, making it easy for Blagojevich's wife and their two daughters to visit.

The Colorado facility is where Fawell's co-defendant Larry Warner served his sentence. Englewood also houses former Enron executive Jeffry Skilling. The prison is known for it's white collar criminals and not being as crowded as other federal prisons.

Blagojevich was found guilty in June on 18 counts of corruption, including trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

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