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Blago Prison Secured After Hazmat Situation

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    The Colorado prison where former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is serving a 14-year sentence was secured Monday for a hazmat situation in the mail room.

    Staff at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood found a "white, powdery substance" in an envelope addressed to an inmate, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.

    The mail room was contained, and the West Metro Fire Protection Hazmat team along with local and federal law enforcement was notified.

    The institution was secured "as a matter of standard procedure." The Federal Bureau of Prisons said there was no threat to public safety and the substance was not hazardous.

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    Before boarding a plane at O'Hare Airport to federal prison in Colorado, Rod Blagojevich stopped to shake hands and sign autographs before entering security. He'll serve a 14-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood.
    (Published Thursday, March 22, 2012)

    Blagojevich surrendered to the prison on May 15.