Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence leaves the U.S. Courthouse after sentencing on corruption-associated fees has been delayed for an indefinite interval. Nov. 27, 2017 in White Plains.
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Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence will be a part of an inventory of excessive-profile locals who’ve served time behind bars when he begins his 30-month sentence on a federal corruption conviction on March 15.

Whereas most have declined to publicly talk about their time in jail, those that have spoken stated they made it by means of by staying busy, in some instances with new endeavors or tasks. This is a take a look at how a few of them helped cross the time:

Martha Stewart

Tv character Stewart, a Katonah resident, stated she made jam from crab apples throughout her 5-month stint on the Alderson federal jail in West Virginia. She’s additionally talked about making a creche and immersing herself in books.

Stewart turned a residence decor and way of life icon earlier than her 2004 federal conviction for dumping her ImClone inventory shares based mostly on an insider tip. She served 5 months on the West Virginia jail, and later wrote that she walked out sporting a crocheted poncho given to her by one other inmate.

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Nick Spano

Former state Sen. Spano, a Yonkers Republican, said he took up yoga while serving one year at the Federal Correctional Institution in Schuykill, Pennsylvania.

Spano, who was once one of New York state’s most influential lawmakers, lost 37 pounds by getting in shape during his time in prison.

In an interview with The Journal News/ after his release in 2013, Spano said he taught political science to other inmates and read 32 books. He said he also took a job in the prison garage that paid 12 cents an hour.

Al Pirro

Noted development attorney Pirro, of Harrison, talked about trading other inmates for canned tuna while at the Eglin Federal Prison Camp in Florida.

Pirro called time in prison “a mental game” during a 2003 interview on WVOX radio.

“You eventually learn almost a Zen…