Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, serving his year and a day sentence on federal corruption charges, is teaching classes at the Loretto, Pa., federal prison says the Meriden (Ct.) Record-Journal. Rowland, 48, is covering interviewing and job skills for 26 prisoners whose terms will end shortly. “He’s doing pretty well. I think he is adjusting to his new temporary life. He is being very productive,” said the Rev. Will Marotti, pastor of New Life Church, a Rowland friend.
Marotti will work with Rowland to form a not-for-profit community development corporation called Connecticut Community Builders, which Marotti hopes will work on prisoner release programs and housing assistance, among other subjects. “There are a lot of things we are passionate about. We are passionate about many of the same things,” he said. Of Rowland’s prison stint, Marotti says, “I think the hardest thing is battling boredom.”