Here's a Bright Idea
Scott Fawell, the former chief of staff of a different convicted governor, George Ryan, is offering a tip on how Rod Blagojevich can cut his lengthy 14-year sentence.
The former governor may be able to make a request with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to take part in a substance abuse program.
Fawell said that’s what he did before going into prison.
“What you do is say that in between the time you’re sentenced and the time you report, you just couldn’t stop drinking,” Fawell said.
This is Fawell brilliant advice for Blago? Fake a drinking problem? What could possibly go wrong?
The head of the Bureau of Prisons kind of shoots it down though:
- But a U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman, Ed Ross, said there has to be a documented history of abuse for an inmate to qualify for the program and that an inmate has to be evaluated before being accepted into the program.
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