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Former governor Rod Blagojevich gives first interview from prison to Chicago Magazine

ABC 7 News Chicago

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  |  Article  |  By Rob Elgas

Blagojevich, Rod
Former governor Rod Blagojevich is speaking out for the first time since entering a Colorado prison, five and a half years into his sentence.

Blagojevich's wife Patti has spoken publicly many times, always defending her husband and declaring his innocence, but this is the first time anyone's heard from the former governor himself. It's also the first time in more than two years anyone has seen him,
Chicago Magazine just released its interview with the former politician, now prisoner, who has a full head of gray hair.

Dressed in blue and wearing work boots, the quote on the cover reads, "My jurisdiction was once all of Illinois. Now I have two hallways to clean."

The last time Blagojevich was seen was when the National Enquirer released a photo of him. So who took the Chicago Magazine photo?

Its editor told Daily Herald contributor Rob Feder the Bureau of Prisons wouldn't allow a camera inside, so Blagojevich went to the commissary, rented a camera, and someone took it for him on prison grounds; that makes it, technically, a selfie.