Blagojevich Maintains Innocence, Mopping Floors in Prison

Sep 12, 2017

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he spends his time sweeping and mopping floors while serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions.

Blagojevich speaking from a Colorado prison, said in a radio interview released Monday, that he still maintains his innocence and hopes to make another appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s five- and-a-half years into a 14-year sentence, that includes time for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

The 60-year-old former governor says he also spends time running on the prison track, in the weight room and reading. He says his fellow prisoners gave him a care package when he first arrived.

Blagojevich sees his family on average three times a year and says his love for his wife and two daughters sustains him.