Blagojevich Assigned Federal Prison Number

CHICAGO (CBS) — We now know how Rod Blagojevich will be known when he begins his 14 year prison sentence next week.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the deposed governor has been given a federal prison ID number. It is how he will be known for as long as he is behind bars, which could be as little as 11 1/2 years with time off for good behavior.

The number is 40892-424.

Following his second trial last summer, Blagojevich was convicted last year of 18 corruption charges, including an allegation that he tried to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat in 2008. U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel sentenced him to 14 years in prison in December.

Zagel has recommended that Blagojevich serve his time at a medium-security prison in Englewood, Colo., but the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has the final say and has yet to make the information public.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

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  • tom sharp

    Isn’t that Madigan’s Social Security Number!?

  • Bob

    So long, Rod
    See ya in 2026

  • juju

    What’s Patti’s number.

  • J.C

    Who really cares. Lets see if he can get Bubbas number off of his ***

    • Jim

      There is no ‘Bubba’ in a white collar, medium security facility. You’re thinking of a state penitentary.

      • David

        Bend over and touch your toes, ill show you where the wild goose goes, Bubba is in all prison systems.

      • Lyndia

        Jim you are correct. This also occur in minimum security prisons. He will probably at a prison that is like a resort. computers, law library, jogging track, flat screen tv’s etc.

  • We Love Blago

    Oh boy! Now we know how to address our letters and holiday cards!

  • SheetCaga

    Blago, Blago who can I turn to 40892-424?

  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.

    • Marco

      Let me guess, you vote democrat, you’re in a union, and you think that the US started the Holocaust.

  • David

    2 8 9 40 42 pb24 good lotter nbr for wed

  • Careepay

    Did you know that the day after Obummer got elected the pick 3 numbers were 666…….?

  • Marco

    Yet the left wing battles on for bigger government.

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