CHICAGO (AP) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has white hair and is wearing prison-issued clothing in a video feed from prison at his resentencing hearing.
The glimpse of Blagojevich Tuesday morning is the first official look at the convicted politician since he was incarcerated in 2012. The resentencing hearing was scheduled after an appeals court struck down five of his 18 convictions.
Blagojevich still has his same full head of thick hair, but it has turned white because hair dyes aren’t allowed in prison. He looks thinner and was wearing dark clothing, sitting on a chair facing the camera.
Blagojevich’s defense has asked for his sentence to be reduced to five years. Prosecutors have asked the judge to leave it the same, saying he doesn’t deserve leniency.