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Blagojevich hopes to enter prison with ‘dignity’

Posted by wlpo on February 15, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says he hopes to walk through the gates of whatever prison he’ll report to next month without facing a gauntlet of cameras.

The former Illinois governor asked to go to a Colorado prison to start serving his 14-year sentence for corruption, and a judge made that recommendation.

But attorney Carolyn Gurland insisted Wednesday Blagojevich could still end up at a prison elsewhere. U.S. prison authorities make the final call and they haven’t made a public announcement.

Gurland adds she’d rather the public not find out where Blagojevich is until he’s behind bars. She says he’s told her he wants to surrender “with dignity” and not surrounded by reporters.

A camera-shy Blagojevich would be a sharp departure from the man who adored the limelight as governor.

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