— Rod Blagojevich will give a commencement address at the Inmates to Entrepreneurs national course graduation on Sept. 22. “During my eight years in prison, I discovered how smart, resourceful and enterprising many of the men I served time with are — they just need some direction. Directing inmates to become entrepreneurs offers the best chance at a second chance. I believe the comeback is always stronger than the setback,” Blagojevich said in a statement announcing the speech. President Donald Trump granted the former governor clemency earlier this year.