August 29th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

Polygamist leader Jeffs hospitalized in Texas

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was in critical condition in a Texas hospital Monday after falling ill during a fast, a state prison official and his attorney said.

The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a breakaway Mormon sect, was sentenced early this month to life in prison plus 20 years for sexual assault. Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said Jeffs was sent to a hospital in Tyler on Sunday night and was in critical but stable condition Monday.

"He was not eating or drinking enough fluids and also has some other medical conditions," Clark told CNN. He would not elaborate, citing inmate privacy rules.

Read the full story on Warren Jeffs' hospitalization

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  1. Nike Requin TN

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    October 21, 2012 at 7:38 am |
  2. David Johnson


    Good to see you are posting under yet another handle. I think this is a good example of: Same sh!t. Different name.


    August 30, 2011 at 11:15 am |
    • CrystalRiver

      I do crystal meth and suffer from multiple personality disorder. Please forgive my inconsistencies and ignore anything I say. Also, I wish the secularists of every nation would come to my house and we could party like it's 1910 all over again!

      August 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • The Original

      CrystalRiver above is a fake. Atheists, can't you get some creativity? You look down on 1910 but without 1910, there could not have been 2011. Your ignorance on history is a disease.

      August 31, 2011 at 9:38 am |
    • The Real Original

      Whichever wicked Atheist is pretending to be "The Original" to attempt to defame my CrystalRiver name, your foolish tactics won't work. The Atheists know I do crystal meth but do not understand that it is my way of communicating with God. You stupid Atheist defamers have no power over the real me who is in Christ Jesus, unlike the futile western ways.

      September 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  3. Martin T

    I say let the idiot starve himself to death... he will only be a martyr to the few hundred, maybe thousand that he matters to and it would take the burden off the State of Texas to feed, house, and care for another child abuser. My guess is he's trying to do this for two reasons, a) he's wanting to remain in the public spotlight and b) he's been targeted in prison by big men who have little or no tolerance for child molesters.

    August 30, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  4. Bubba, West Block, Cell 97

    Hey, Guido – you want the perv's chocolate milk? Here.. give my his sandwich.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:32 am |
  5. Bo

    ============ Like I said before this guy was even tried, he needs to go to an insaneassylum–he is crazy. (So are his followers, including his consenting wives.) =============

    August 30, 2011 at 12:06 am |
  6. *frank*

    They should try to heal him by locking him in an indian sweat lodge for 48 hours.

    August 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  7. CrystalRiver

    Mormons need to read the Bible. They won't get rid of their deadly errors unless they value God's Word over sticking to their group.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • jimtanker

      So you prefer one work of fiction over another?

      August 30, 2011 at 1:23 am |
    • CrystalRiver

      Jim, the existence of USA is not based on a fiction but on the Bible. The Bible liberated Europe and the world and created America because the Bible is real. Only secular American believe and adhere sci-fi fictions too much. A national disease.

      August 30, 2011 at 2:10 am |
    • Martin T

      @CrystalRiverThe US is NOT a Christian Nation.... READ some history books, will you?

      August 30, 2011 at 7:52 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      "fiction but on the Bible"...are they not the same thing?

      August 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
    • CrystalRiver

      Then again, I'm an illiterate bu tt-monkey, so what do I know?

      August 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • The Original

      CrystalRiver just above is a fake.

      August 31, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  8. Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

    He is losing faith in his ego.......how sad. His god's will is being done and he shouldn't be giving up so easily.

    August 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
  9. David Johnson

    How sad. We seem to treat all of god's prophets so badly.

    Jeffs may die. His blood will be on all of your hands. God will be pis_sed.

    The economic crisis, the droughts, and the hurricane are evidence of god's displeasure over the treatment of His prophet.

    Just tryin' to save you from god's wrath.


    August 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
    • OMG

      Wanna divvy up the wives ?

      August 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • HS

      For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

      1 John 2:16


      August 30, 2011 at 12:13 am |
    • David Johnson


      Sure, but let's check ages and you take the fat ones - It's what Jesus would do, if He wasn't dead...


      August 30, 2011 at 12:51 am |
    • David Johnson


      You quoted: "For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."

      In this case, OMG and me are doing unto others. He is in jail, possibly dying. His wives need company.

      I think Jeffs would find it comforting to know his wives are receiving the ol' holy sacrament a couple of times a day. Yes?

      Don't be a prude. Didn't Jesus say to love thy neighbor as thy self? At least I'm not loving myself...


      August 30, 2011 at 12:59 am |
    • Martin T

      @David – sooo David, old man, how long have you been interested in young girls? Jeffs a Prophet? Sure he is, which is another solid bit of evidence that there is no god and no use for a god in the world today. Using religion as an excuse to abuse children is typical and has an historic precedence, sure. God's wrath upon us for putting away someone like Jeffs? Now, that is surely the best fictional statement I've read on here in a while. Thanks for the laugh.. Satire is GREAT...

      August 30, 2011 at 7:56 am |
  10. HS

    Know What, I suppose reading a Psychology book is beyond your attention span?


    And, yes, I do know I have typos in my postings. I am using an old computer that isn’t compatible with the Net today.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
    • OHPlz

      "And, yes, I do know I have typos in my postings. I am using an old computer that isn’t compatible with the Net today."

      That is just an excuse and has nothing to do with not being compatible with the internet.

      August 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
    • Know What


      What?... read a Psychology book to confirm the narcissistic tendencies of Moses, Paul and Mohammad?

      August 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  11. Matt

    Get that man some wives stat!

    August 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
    • A Theist

      No, doctor! Surely he will OD if we give him any more wives!

      August 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  12. hear ye

    stone him! stone him! is what we hear today!

    August 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  13. HS

    I meant to write Equalling, not equally. I’m on an old computer.

    August 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  14. A Theist

    The man's a coward, not even trying to die boldly.

    August 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • HS

      Blinded by the sins of Pride (Narcissism in today’s verbage), Greed (power, control, hence equally Predator).


      August 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
    • Know What

      "Blinded by the sins of Pride (Narcissism in today’s verbage), Greed (power, control,"

      Sounds a lot like Moses, Paul of Tarsus, Mohammad and a bunch of others...

      August 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • HS

      Know What, I wrote a response to your question. My post wasn’t accepted so I wrote it on it’s own and it’s on top of this page.


      August 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • CrystalRiver

      Know-What has no idea on the men he mentioned. Illiterate atheists.

      August 30, 2011 at 5:08 am |
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