Disgraced pol Sheldon Silver transferred to prison medical facility
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Disgraced ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was transferred from a federal prison in New York to a medical facility run by the Bureau of Prisons in Massachusetts, according to information on the agency’s website.
Silver is now being held at Federal Medical Facility, Devens, a lockup about 37 miles west of Boston, according to the BOP’s website.
The agency did not immediately respond to request for comment about his transfer.
The one-time Albany powerbroker made headlines earlier this month when he was released from Otisville prison on furlough while the BOP was deciding if he could serve out the remainder of his term in home confinement.
Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had served less than a year of his 6 1/2-year sentence when he was released on furlough on May 4.
After news of his release spread, the BOP abruptly reversed course and ordered him back to Otisville, where he’d been serving his time.
It’s unclear when Silver, who is in failing health, was transferred to the medical facility in Massachusetts.
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