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Feds Post Blago's Prison Release Date

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    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich entered federal prison on Thursday at the age of 55. When he leaves, according to a Federal Bureau of Prisons record, updated Friday, he'll be 67 years old.

    The bureau has Blagojevich's "actual or projected" release date listed as May 23, 2024. That's a little more than 12 years from now, and in line with federal guidelines which mandate he serve at least 85 percent -- or 11 years, nine months -- of his 14 year sentence.

    If the release date proves to be true, it'll mean that Blagojevich had spent 4,444 days at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Littleton, Colo.

    A lot can happen in nearly 14 years.There will have been three presidential elections. His daughters will be in their 20s. President Jimmy Carter will be 99 years old.

    Blagojevich was found guilty of corruption last June on charges that included government shakedowns and attempts to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.