Saudi prisoner moved to federal prison in Colo.
DENVER — A Saudi man convicted of sexual assaulting his housekeeper has been moved from a Colorado state prison to a federal prison.
A U.S. prison spokesman confirmed that Homaidan al-Turki was moved Friday from the Limon Correctional Facility to Federal Correction Institution Englewood outside Denver.
One of al-Turki’s lawyers says he was notified the state wanted al-Turki to finish out his sentence in federal prison because of unspecified security concerns. It was unclear whether the Federal Correction Institution was where al-Turki ultimately would be held or was just a stopover on the way to another prison.
It’s a low-security prison where Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich also is being held.
The state’s former prisons chief, who was killed in March, denied al-Turki’s request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia.