April 2, 2005 in Nation/World

Former governor arrives at prison

Associated Press

LORETTO, Pa. – Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrived at a federal prison Friday morning to serve a yearlong sentence for corruption.

The three-term Republican was sentenced to one year and one day at the camp but will be eligible for release after 10 months. He must serve four months of house arrest.

“Throughout this whole ordeal, one thing has become abundantly clear: how blessed I am to have such a wonderful wife and loving children,” Rowland, 47, said in a statement issued by his attorney. “I am also grateful for the prayers and support from so many people across our state.”

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