Larry Langford reports to prison

Larry Langford arrives at federal prison in Ashland, Ky. (April 7, 2010, source WBRC video)
Larry Langford arrives at federal prison in Ashland, Ky. (April 7, 2010, source WBRC video)

ASHLAND, KY (WBRC) - Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has turned himself in, and is being processed at the federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky.

FOX6 News Reporter Jonathan Hardison is on scene in Ashland, and reports that Langford arrived just after 10am, hugged his wife and family goodbye, and walked into the facility.

The Institute has two different sections: the camp and the main prison. The camp has dormitory style living quarters, allows for outside work detail and has a much lower guard to prisoner ratio. The main camp is a more traditional prison where jumpsuits are required, movements are controlled and work detail takes place inside the walls. It is currently unknown which part of the camp Langford will reside.

Langford will undergo about a week of entrance processing. This will include medical, psychological and educational evaluations.

Prisoners at Ashland Correctional Facility are allowed limited visitation rights. Each inmate is given 10 points per month. A weekday visit is one point; weekend visits are two points. This could be a problem for Larry Langford's family as it takes nine hours to complete the over 500 mile drive from Birmingham to Ashland, Ky.

Medical care at the facility is a rare plus for those at the prison. Inmates will only pay a $2 copay on a medical visit, but will not be able to choose their physician.

Langford will not be the only politician in Ashland Federal Correctional Institute. Also housed at the prison is a Pennsylvania state senator who is serving time on his own separate corruption conviction.

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