Three days and counting.
Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's time is nearly up before he must report Thursday to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood in Littleton, Colo. He'll make a final, pre-prison statement Wednesday at 5:02 p.m., but -- aside from brief comments made while jogging -- Blagojevich mostly stayed away from camera lights since his sentencing in December to 14 years.
Here's a look at what's being said leading up to his prison date:
- Ex-inmates say Blagojevich will find prison quite jolting (Politico)
- Family members cope as Blagojevich's prison date nears: (Chicago Tribune)
- It remains entirely unclear what Blago wants to say in his goodbye statement, though anything is possible. (The State Journal-Register)
- Blago must give up all personal items except a small wedding band (Business Insider)
A look back at how he got here:
- Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years for corruption
- Blagojevich found guilty on 17 counts during corruption retrial
- Guilty on one court during first trial
And what's to come: