Houston — The condition of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been upgraded from critical to serious following his move to a prison hospital for additional treatment after he became sick while fasting.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons says Jeffs was flown Tuesday 215 miles to the Texas prison hospital at Galveston. On Sunday, he was admitted to the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
The 55-year-old Jeffs last week was assigned to the Powledge Unit, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas, to serve his life sentence for sexually assaulting underage girls. On Sunday, he told corrections officers he'd been fasting since his conviction and had become ill.