CONROE, Texas -- Texas financier R. Allen Stanford wants to be moved from a private prison in Montgomery County because there's no air conditioning and he shares a cell with up to 10 other inmates.
Stanford is jailed on charges of operating a $7 billion offshore Ponzi scheme. He's has been held at Joe Corley Detention Facility in Conroe since he was arrested and brought to Texas from Virginia last month.
Stanford's attorney Dick DeGuerin says in court filings that conditions are "intolerable." He indicated the cell Stanford shares was without power for part of last week and did not have any air conditioning for at least a week.
The Houston Chronicle reports DeGuerin is requesting Stanford be moved to the Federal Detention Center in downtown Houston, which is run by the Bureau of Prisons.