Rowland transferred to prison farther from home

Lewisburg jail
Lewisburg jail

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has been transferred to a prison farther from his home.  The Connecticut Post newspaper reports the transfer occurred just two months into a 30-month jail sentence.  Rowland, 59, went to jail in Otisville, N.Y.  in September, but has now been moved to Lewisburg, PA, 240 miles from his Middlebury, CT home.  Otisville was 93 miles away.  The prison contains both maximum and minimum security facilities.  Rowland is in the minimum security jail.

Incarcerated twice in the last 11 years, Rowland is serving time for his conviction in a congressional campaign scheme.  He is appealing the sentence.