Wife calls Rod Blagojevich’s prison area ‘one of the saddest places’

Ron Recinto

An area in the prison that holds ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "one of the saddest places on Earth," says his wife.

After a Mother's Day visit to the Littleton, Colo., facility with her family, Patti Blagojevich posted on Facebook that her husband was "so happy to see the us [sic] and we were so happy to see him."

She also wrote: "That visiting room has to be one of the saddest places on Earth though. All those little kids visiting their dads. It breaks your heart."

It's a far cry from their Ravenswood, Ill., home, where the family lived for years while Blagojevich was governor. That home, listed at $1.07 million, was recently taken off the market.

Rod Blagojevich is serving 14 years for corruption. He was convicted on 18 counts after FBI wiretaps revealed him describing the opportunity to exchange an appointment to President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat for campaign cash.

After a family visit in April, Blagojevich's attorneys told a Chicago TV station that their client wasn't happy about rules that only allowed his younger daughter to sit on his lap, while his older daughter was only permitted one hug.

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