Former Enron CEO Denied Release to Attend Son's Funeral

Jeffrey Skilling
Jeffrey Skilling

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has denied a request by former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling for a temporary release from prison to attend his son's funeral, CNBC has learned. No reason was given for the denial.

John Taylor "J.T." Skilling was found dead in his Santa Ana, California, apartment last week. Skilling, 20, was a college sophomore. The cause of death is undetermined, pending toxicology results.

Jeffrey Skilling's attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, says the younger Skilling was buried yesterday. Jeffrey Skilling is four years into a 24-year prison sentence for his role in Enron's collapse. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is considering Skilling's bid for a new trial.