- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Federal prison officials say they won’t comment on former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman’s housing assignment after his son said he was put in solitary confinement.

Officials at Oakdale prison in western Louisiana said in an emailed statement Friday that Siegelman’s housing assignment and information related to investigatory matters isn’t public information.

Siegelman is set for release in 2017 after serving more than six years for bribery and obstruction.

Siegelman called a liberal talk show on Oct. 15 to discuss his claims that he’s innocent and a political prisoner. The Democrat blames Republicans for his prosecution.

The segment ended with Siegelman saying he was told to hang up. Siegelman’s son and attorney Joseph Siegelman says the former governor was placed in solitary confinement afterward, and he’s apparently been there ever since.

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