Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman has been sent back to confinement after an interview with the Washington Post. Siegelman who is now 70, is incarcerated at a federal prison in Oakdale, La. He was transferred into solitary confinement after the interview became known.

The Bureau of Prisons did not confirm whether the ex-governor is actually in solitary confinement but said the allegation that he is being punished for talking to a reporter is not true.

Siegelman was convicted by a federal court in 2006 on bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges after being accused of appointing former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to a health planning board in return for a $%00,000 donation to the governor's campaign for a statewide lottery.