Rod Blagojevich spent six years as Illinois governor. Now he’s behind bars, beginning a prison term more than twice that long.
Blagojevich reported to a low-security prison in Colorado Thursday after a bizarre final 24 hours of freedom in which he delivered a media statement defending his legacy. He also posed, smiling, for pictures and signed autographs before, during and after his flight to Denver.
Unless a pending appeal is successful, Blagojevich will stay locked up until he’s transferred to a halfway house sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.