Former Governor Released From Solitary Confinement
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has been released from solitary confinement in a federal prison. Siegelman's son, Joseph Siegelman, said Thursday that his father was released from solitary last week after spending eight weeks confined there at a Louisiana prison camp. The son said Siegelman was placed in solitary after calling a talk show in October and repeating his claims of innocence in the interview. Joseph Siegelman said his father will not be allowed to have phone calls or family visitation until after the holidays. The younger Siegelman was able to speak to his father briefly since he is a member of his legal team. The 69-year-old ex-governor is serving a 6-and-a-half-year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice. His projected release date is August 8, 2017.