FLDS leader Warren Jeffs sent to hospital for medical treatment

ST. GEORGE – Fundamentalist Mormon sect leader Warren Jeffs was transferred to a hospital in Galveston, Texas, earlier this month while serving time in prison.

Jeffs, 58, the imprisoned prophet-leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was taken to the hospital March 11 for treatment of a non-life threatening medical condition, Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed Monday via an emailed statement. Jeffs is reported to be in stable condition.

This is not Jeffs’s first visit to a hospital while serving time in prison. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, he was taken to a hospital in 2011 after becoming sick while fasting.

Jeffs is currently serving a life sentence in Texas for two felony counts of sexual assault of a minor. The charges stem from Jeffs’s involvement with two minors he took as spiritual wives.

Unlike mainstream Mormonism, which abandoned polygamy in the 1890s, particular groups broke away from the church in order to continue the practice, the FLDS church being among them.

Jeffs will be eligible for parole in 2038.

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8 Comments

  • KmansMommy March 17, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Does it bother anyone that hard working people can’t afford to go to the hospital – but our taxes can pay for criminals to do so?

    Like suicide watch for a criminal on death row for the 20th year……

  • sick fuck March 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    the poor piece of disgusting filth is probably really depressed, he’s probably really yearning… but not for zion yearning for another little child victim. we can only hope that he gets into gen pop soon so he can get a taste of his own medicine…. held down and sodomized within a inch of his life…not dead dead people feel no pain

  • Dieright March 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    he should never get out

  • joanna March 18, 2014 at 6:23 am

    When he got sick from fasting, they should have just let him be sick. It’s his right to fast, and also his right to get sick and die from it. Hasn’t this fool wasted enough resources?

  • Bub March 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Maybe he is the true LDS prophet and Monson is just a tool.

    • Jeff B March 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      What is this comment about? Maybe your the Tool!

  • Mean momma March 18, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Too bad… that it was not life threatening.

  • DoubleTap March 19, 2014 at 9:16 am

    “Bleeding the beast” via ObamaCare.

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