UPDATE: In an unexpected turn of events, Hatch was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and is being held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne, Mass.
Per the Providence Journal, no one was answering questions at press time as to why Hatch was relocked up, just hours after his Today show appearance.
Wonder what year Richard Hatch thinks it is.
Just saying, because the inaugural Survivor winner thinks he was sentenced to more than four years in prison because he's gay.
The convicted income-tax evader, who was busted for not giving Uncle Sam his due of that $1 million grand prize, continued to maintain his innocence Tuesday on Today, telling Matt Lauer that he faced discrimination from both the prosecutor and judge during his 2006 trial.
"I know, without question, that there are personal issues involved for the prosecutor—I don't know why," Hatch said, as the ankle-monitor-wearing felon and Lauer toodled around his sister's Newport, R.I., home, where he's serving out the rest of his 51-month sentence under house arrest.
"The prosecutorial misconduct has been egregious," he said. Hatch also reiterated his issues with the judge, who, according to Hatch, refused to let members of the jury be questioned about their feelings toward homosexuals.
When asked whether he really meant to suggest that he got prison time because he was a gay reality-TV star, Hatch answered in no uncertain terms.