Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrived at a federal prison in Colorado this morning, where he will begin serving a 14 year prison senetence for corruption.
Life on the inside will be a big change for Blago, and former Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith wants to help ease his transition. Smith, who served a year in federal prison for obstruction of justice, compiled a list of 12 prison tips for Blagojevich in the Chicago Tribune. Smith’s most entertaining advice is reproduced below:
2. Embrace your background, but don’t try to be a politician.
•You will have a nickname. It will probably be “Governor.” Accept that, but do so with deep humility.