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Warren Jeffs' Utah Home Converted Into Sober Living House

Warren Jeff's Home, Site Of New Sober Living House
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A sprawling 44-bedroom house surrounded by towering brick walls that was once the home of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been converted into a sober living center by evangelical missionaries.

It is the latest sign of the group's dwindling control of the small community on the Utah-Arizona border.

Jeffs hasn't lived in the three-story home known as the "Big House" for years because he's serving a life sentence in a Texas for sexually assaulting underage girls he considered brides.

His 65th wife, Briell Decker, was granted the right to buy the home for a discounted price of $600,000 by a community board overseeing the redistribution of houses. She connected with the faith-based Dream Center network, which is now leasing the home for a year with an option to buy.