CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is on kitchen duty at the Colorado Federal Prison according to his attorneys. Sam Adams Sr. and Sam Adams Jr. visited their former client on Sunday in Littleton Colorado.
WFLD TV in Chicago interviewed the lawyers. The attorneys said Blagojevich has three cellmates and gets along with all of them. “The guy that he is bunking with, he likes very, very much,” Sam Adam Jr. said. “They’ve bonded.”
New inmates are assigned to kitchen duty for 90 days and Blagojevich has been washing dishes six days a week, the attorneys said.
Blagojevich has been told that when the 90-day period ends he will be teaching either Shakespeare or ancient Greek philosophy and mythology, they said. The ex-governor is known for citing poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling.
Blagojevich told the attorneys his family visited and he was upset that the rules only allowed his younger daughter to sit on his lap and his teenage daughter to give him a hug.
Blagojevich reported to prison March 15 to begin serving a 14-year sentence on corruption charges.
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