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Blagojevich Gets Prison Visit From Wife, Daughters Over Weekend

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Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich gives his final speech before going to prison. (Credit: CBS)

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UPDATED 05/15/12 7:39 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two months after beginning his 14-year prison term, former governor Rod Blagojevich had a visit with his family over the weekend.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Patti Blagojevich posted on Facebook that she and the couple’s daughters spent Mother’s Day weekend in Colorado visiting their husband and father.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

“He was so happy to see us, and we were so happy to see him,” she wrote.

Of the prison visiting room, she posted: “It has to be the saddest place on earth – all those little kids visiting their dads. It breaks your heart.”

Rod Blagojevich started serving his 14-year sentence for corruption on March 15, at the FCI Englewood prison in Littleton, Colo.

He was found guilty in his second trial last year of 18 counts of corruption, including trying to sell President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat.