Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his "perversion and lawlessness" as "extreme." The judge recommended a prison in Colorado.That prison is the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado, which hosts a treatment program for inmates suffering from sexual addiction. It's the same lockup that former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich calls home.
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt disregarded prosecutors' recommendation that Fogle get 12½ years behind bars, opting for a stiffer term of 15 years and eight months in prison. She could have sentenced him to up to 50 years.
In explaining her sentence, the federal judge noted how fortunate Fogle was to land his lucrative deal to be the face of Subway after he lost more than 200 pounds in college, partly by eating the chain's sandwiches.
"What a gift, to have such a professional windfall fall in your lap," she said. But Pratt said Fogle blew the chance he'd been given by living a double life and pointed out that the crimes he committed weren't victimless.