Blagojevich mopping prison floors, maintains innocence

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CHICAGO, Ill., (AP) -- Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says he spends his time sweeping and mopping floors in prison. He is serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions.

In an interview with WMAQ-TV from the Colorado prison released on Monday, Blagojevich says he still maintains his innocence and hopes to make another appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 60-year-old is 5 1/2 half years into a 14-year sentence, which includes trying to sell former President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat. He says he also spends time running on the prison track, in the wight room and reading.

According to him, his fellow prisoners gave him a care package when he first arrived.

Blagojevich sees his family on average three times a year and says his love for his wife and children sustains him.