Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

Not clear why, or when
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2014 8:21 AM CDT
This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in Huntsville, Texas.   (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

(Newser) – Warren Jeffs has been taken from the Texas prison where he's serving a life sentence to a hospital in Galveston. The news comes via a simple update to his offender information page on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website; it's not clear what is wrong with the polygamist sect leader, 58, who was convicted of sexually assaulting two of his minor "wives" in 2011. Also unclear is when exactly he was hospitalized, NBC News reports.

It's not the first such hospitalization for Jeffs, who in 2011 received care after "not feeling well" during a fast, the Salt Lake Tribune notes. A blog post about Jeffs' appearance at a deposition last month described him as looking "frail." (More news in a similar vein: Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church is said to be "on the edge of death.")

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