Former Gov. John G. Rowland, the once popular three-term governor who was driven from office by scandal, was released from a federal prison camp Friday after serving more than 10 months on a corruption charge.
Rowland, 48, was released at 5:20 a.m. from Loretto Federal Correctional Institution in western Pennsylvania, said Ruth Bracken, a prison spokeswoman.
He has three days to report to Connecticut probation officers, who will fit him with an electronic ankle bracelet and place him under house arrest for four months. He also must perform 300 hours of community service. (AP)
In the meantime, Ernest Newton is still staring at five years. Huh.
Rowland isn't done, yet--I'm sure of it. He is apparently a reformed Christian, now, and has been rumored to be working on some sort of horrible book about his experiences. I have a strange feeling that he'll try to run for public office again, someday--or at least get his own TV show.
For now, if you see him picking up trash in parks, be sure to tell him about campaign finance reform, civil unions, and an 74% approval rating for his successor. That should be fun.
"Former Connecticut governor released from federal prison." Associated Press 10 February, 2006.