Feds isolate Tony Alamo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo says his client has been placed in isolation by federal prison officials.

The 76-year-old Alamo is serving a 175-year sentence. He was convicted in Texarkana of bringing five girls across state lines for sex.

Alamo attorney John Wesley Hall Jr. told the Texarkana Gazette that Alamo is accused of threatening prosecutors and that he got into a fight with another inmate. Hall says Alamo's eyesight is so poor that he would not be able to see a punch coming.

Alamo was convicted in July 2009 in a trial that included testimony from victims who said Alamo sexually abused them when they were children. He was sentenced to 175 years in prison.

Prison officials would not comment on Alamo's detention.

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