HOUSTON (AP) — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, described by a Texas prison official as "awake and alert," was moved Tuesday to a prison hospital for additional treatment after he became sick while fasting.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said Jeffs was flown Tuesday the 215 miles from East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he was admitted Sunday, to the Texas prison hospital at Galveston.
"He's still in critical but stable condition," she said.
Jeffs, 55, last week was assigned to the Powledge Unit, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas, to serve his life sentence for sexually assaulting underage girls.
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