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February 25, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Siegelman Spends 23 Hours a Day in Cell
(2007-07-10)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman once lived in the governor's mansion and crisscrossed the state on airplanes to announce new industries and meet with civic leaders.

He now finds himself confined to a small prison cell 23 hours a day. There's not even a way for him to know the time of day.

One of his lawyers, David McDonald, visited the 61-year-old Siegelman at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta Tuesday. McDonald says the former governor has lost weight, doesn't like the food, but is in good spirits after 12 nights in prison.

McDonald says it's not the life one would expect for a former governor who was once considered one of the state's most successful politicians.

Siegelman is sharing the cell with former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. McDonald said he did not see Scrushy when he met with Siegelman in an interview room at the prison Tuesday.

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