Monday, February 13, 2006
By far one of the greatest punishments for a white collar offender is the shame felt in being convicted. For those in political office or in a position of power, a conviction means they are unlikely to return to that position (exception- Martha Stewart).
AP reports here in the Washington Post that Former Gov. John G. Rowland, upon being released from prison on Friday, stated that he would not seek reappointment. Like many who have been convicted of these crimes, incarceration makes them see a world they hardly knew existed. And it sounds like Rowland's 10 months in prison have been an eye-opener for him - - enough that is, to want to go out and do something about it.