Jeffs out of hospital, heads to another prison

By the Associated Press | September 20, 2011 | 11:40 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is en route to a Texas state prison following his discharge from a hospital at another prison where he was treated after becoming sick while fasting.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Jeffs was discharged Monday night from the state prison hospital in Galveston. Clark says he'll receive further treatment in a prison infirmary until he's well enough to return to his cell.

Clark declined to identify Jeffs' destination for security reasons.

The 55-year-old 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.