Associated Press Feb 7 2005 LAPEER -- Assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is back in prison after undergoing surgery for a double hernia, his attorney said Monday. Mayer Morganroth said Kevorkian returned to the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer on Sunday. Morganroth said Kevorkian is in pain and will receive some follow-up treatment, but he didn't know if Kevorkian would be released again or if he would be treated at the prison. "They don't really tell us. They just grab him and take him to the hospital," Morganroth said. Kevorkian, 76, is serving a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder after being convicted of giving a fatal injection of drugs to a Lou Gehrig's disease patient in 1998. He was released from prison last Thursday and underwent surgery Friday at Foote Hospital in Jackson. Kevorkian was kept in a separate wing apart from other patients and was under constant guard. Kevorkian said his cell had been cleared of his books and other belongings when he returned Sunday, Morganroth said. Morganroth said the prison cleaned it out for security reasons but was returning Kevorkian's belongings on Monday. Kevorkian has said he assisted in at least 130 deaths, but has promised in affidavits and requests for pardon or commutation that he will not assist in a suicide if he is released from prison. He is eligible for parole in 2007. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said she won't consider pardoning Kevorkian.