The Associate Press reports that Scrushy is being held in the Shelby County Jail. He was transported there from the federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, where he is serving a seven-year sentence for bribing Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.
Scrushy could testify in the civil trial. Plaintiffs have accused Scrushy of participating in more than $2.7 billion of accounting fraud at HealthSouth. In 2005, a federal jury acquitted Scrushy of criminal charges that he participated in the fraud.
The civil trial begins Monday in Birmingham.
Birmingham Weekly will cover the trial.