Martha Stewart is now 76. She may be known as a domestic maven and the author of several cookbooks. But Steward had once spent some time in prison that she does not want to remember again.
It was a dark period of her life she’d rather want forgotten. But discussion about her past incarceration came up with Today’s Katie Couric during a podcast interview.
Martha Stewart Observes Prison Is Horrifying and Best Left To Murderers
She told Couric there was nothing positive with her prison experience. She said the indignity and the inhuman experience she went through is best reserved for murderers and other criminals. “It’s a very, very awful thing” and no one should be made to go through awful experiences as incarceration.
Stewart spent five months at a federal prison in West Virginia. That was in 2004. She had been found guilty of felony and conspiracy, including deceiving federal investigators who were investigating stock sales.
She would not go into details about her role in the incident and how it ultimately landed her in prison during the Couric’s show.
Martha Stewart Says She Has No Good Experience with Her Incarceration
And the notion that whatever does not kill you makes you stronger is out of the question for her with her prison experience. “It’s a horrible experience. Nothing is good about it, nothing,” Stewart insisted.
The recipe creator and astute businesswoman says she was never a bad person even in the face of her conviction. She added the experience had made some people to malign her and see her as a bad person.
It is her strong convictions that she did not deserve going to prison and quite disappointed with the way things turned out.
“It’s not a good experience and it doesn’t make you stronger,” Stewart said. “I was a strong person to start with and thank heavens I was. And I can still hold my head up high and know that I’m fine.”
But that is now in the past and she has moved on. Stewart resumed back at her multimedia company and even authored more cookbooks. She even does a cooking show together with rapper Snoop Dogg on VH1.