Prison is No Bar to Major Bucks . . .
Wow. Going to prison sure is a good career move these days.
This month’s Vanity Fair profile of Martha Stewart focuses on her post-prison come-back — she has a new television show, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, in development — and the trials and tribulations of the “home confinement” she has to endure. She wears an ankle bracelet that tracks her whereabouts at all times.
The limitations of home confinement and “lockdown” are very trying . . . according to Martha’s friend, Memrie Lewis, “Martha can’t easily go down to the stables or the greenhouse. At least in prison she was free to go wherever she wanted to go.”
As it turns out, not only was she “free” in prison, she was getting rich. Her stock price more than doubled while she was in prison, and she became a billionaire.