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Warren Jeffs hospitalized in Tyler

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is being treated at a Tyler hospital.

The 55-year-old was rushed to ETMC after suffering complications from fasting.

Jeffs is currently serving out a life sentence at the Powledge unit near Palestine.

"It was determined that the Powledge unit to specifically meet his needs. Plus, we had to find a unit that had protective custody which is what Mr. Jeffs is housed in, said Michelle Lyons with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Corrections officials say Jeffs hasn't been eating or drinking enough since receiving a life sentence earlier this month.

"He told officers that he was fasting, which I am told he has done this in prior incarcerations," said Lyons.

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