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Fri., March 15, 2013, 8:54 p.m.

Never a dull moment in federal prison

Perks of prison? How about guitar lessons and Civil War history.

Those activities are keeping former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich busy while his attorneys work on an appeal, AP reports said (AP photo left).

Blagojevich is teaching the history course, writes his wife, Patti Blagojevich, on a Facebook post, according to reports. She laments that her husband missing birthdays, holidays and music recitals as well.

He’s staying at a Colorado federal prison in Englewood which actually made a list by Forbes in 2006 for the best prisons to go to.

The Englewood prison offers a recreation yard, gymnasium, weight room, hobby shop, music room and wellness center, according to the Bureau of Prison’s website.

Blagojevich is expected to serve time until 2024, according to the Bureau of Prison’s website, for corruption charges including his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat, reports said.

Meanwhile at Seattle’s Sea Tac federal facility, they offer chess club, a workout class for abs and a screenwriting class.

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