Warren Jeffs' History of Self-Inflicted Harm in Jail


Warren Jeffs to Remain in Texas Prison

Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said that Jeffs would remain at the prison hospital until he could return to Texas state prison in Palestine. He is scheduled to go on trial again in October for charges of bigamy, which could carry a 99 year sentence. He is currently serving a life sentence plus 20 years for sexual assault of two minors, a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl whom he claimed were his spiritual wives.

Brower said Jeffs has had a 38-foot statue built of himself that he plans to have erected in Shore Creek, the sect's settlement.

"He is desperately trying to set himself up at the martyr, as somebody to leave this legacy of great leader to his people," Brower said. "So I think he's going to continue to be a problem, and Texas authorities are going to have to decide how far they're willing to go to keep him alive."

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