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Blago to Serve Sentence in Colorado

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    In this courtroom sketch, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, speaks before U.S. District Judge James Zagel at his sentencing hearing at federal court in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)

    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his prison sentence in federal Colorado prison he requested.

    The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Englewood in Littleton, outside Denver, is a low security facility described by Forbes several years ago as one of the 12 best places to do prison time. The prison, which holds former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling, offers pool, ping pong and Foosball.

    Blago Requests Colorado Prison

    [CHI] Blago Requests Colorado Prison
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys asked that he serve his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colo.

    Several other facilities were options, but it's believed the family wanted the Littleton location because of its proximity to a major airport. FCI also has an on-site camp, a minimum security facility which Blagojevich could use in a few years.

    Blagojevich was convicted over the summer of 17 counts of federal corruption. He begins his 14-year sentence on March 15.