Jeffs to receive treatment at East Texas prison

September 21, 2011 - 6:15 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been moved to an East Texas prison, where he will receive further treatment after becoming sick while fasting.

Texas prison system spokesman Jason Clark said Wednesday that Jeffs has been moved to the infirmary of the Beto Unit prison in Tennessee Colony, 85 miles southeast of Dallas. Clark said Jeffs will receive treatment there until he's well enough to be moved back to the nearby Powledge Unit.

Jeffs was discharged Monday night from the state prison hospital in Galveston.

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was sentenced to life imprisonment last month after prosecutors used DNA evidence to show he fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl prosecutors say he took as one of his spiritual wives.