Today, disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagjevich begins his 14-year sentence for political corruption in a federal prison in Littleton, Colorado.

And in honor of the occasion, the Chicago Tribune published a handy list prison survival tips to make his transition as smooth as possible:

Don't eat the Snickers.

· You'll go through orientation. You will be shown a mandatory sexual assault prevention video featuring a guy warning you not to eat the Snickers bar that may be waiting for you on your bed in your cell. (The actor ate the one left under his pillow, unwittingly signaling the predator who left it for him that he was ready and willing.) All the guys watching the video will laugh. But take the video's message to heart: Don't accept sweets from anyone.

h/t rob!