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Blagojevich to Serve Time in Colorado Prison, As Requested


Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been granted his request to serve his prison sentence in Colorado.

Blagojevich is scheduled to report to prison March 15.

He was given an extra month of time to sell his house, which according to published reports hasn't been sold. Now, Blagojevich has learned he will go to the federal correctional center of his choosing in Englewood, Colo., according to the Chicago Tribune .

Blagojevich and his legal team requested the Englewood location, a low security prison near Denver, because it’s not too crowded and there is a low level of violence.

According to the prison handbook, Blagojevich won't have to change his hairstyle as long as he keeps it neat and clean.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported it's possible the former governor's wife and kids will move to Colorado to get away from the glare of the media and to be able to visit him more easily.

Blagojevich also requested to be put in a substance abuse program, saying he's addicted to alcohol. Completing that program could shave a year off his sentence.

Blagojevich was sentenced in December to serve 14 years for fraud and corruption convictions.

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