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What Prison Life Is Really Like For Bill Cosby

It’s going to take a long time for Bill Cosby
to pay off his reported $282,000 of unpaid legal bills at least if he’s planning to use
his prison earnings. According to TMZ, the sitcom star was once
the world’s highest-paid actor, raking in a total of $84 million in 1986 and 1987. Today, he’ll be lucky to pull in a meager
$0.45 per hour at the Phoenix State Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, where he’s serving
a three to ten-year sentence. Cosby began his stay in September 2018, after
being convicted of drugging and assaulting a Temple University employee in 2004, as CNN
reports. Though claims the actor is currently
flying solo in his own cell, he’s expected to eventually join the general population. The star of 1980s Jell-O commercials can at
least look forward to mealtime, as long as he isn’t sick of pudding. The sweet treat is sometimes served as a dessert
though the prison reportedly doesn’t carry Jell-O brand. For many other celebrities who’ve spent time
behind bars, being incarcerated is a harrowing experience even if you’re in one of America’s
cushier white-collar prisons. If Bill Cosby goes through what some of these
celebs did in prison, he’s going to have a very rough time. Let’s take a look at the experiences of these
famous names in the slammer to see exactly what Cosby’s in for. Lindsay Lohan It’s clear by now that Lindsay Lohan is a
magnet for controversy. The star’s legal troubles are almost as infamous
as her film career, but she found a strange solace in the slammer. According to the Daily Mail, Lohan was put
in solitary confinement in 2010 after she violated probation. She described her visit as “very scary” and
“jarring” in a 2014 interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, yet there were positives too. “The weirdest part for me was I finally had
silence in my life.” Lohan claimed the women around her were, quote,
“in there for murder.” The actress reportedly wound up spending 14
days in solitary confinement rather than serving out her full 90-day sentence. “As terrified as I was and as scared as I
was, I finally felt like I didn’t have to answer to anyone, and I didn’t have to do
anything for anyone.” Martha Stewart Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart had to serve
five months in 2004 for lying about a stock sale. Despite the short stay at West Virginia’s
Alderson Federal Prison Camp, Stewart called her experience “horrifying.” In a podcast interview with Katie Couric,
the millionaire homemaker claimed, “No one should have to go through that kind
of indignity really except for murderers, and there are a few other categories. […] It’s a very, very awful thing.” “That saying that it only makes you better,
oh my gosh!” “Bull?” “Bull! It’s terrible.” Stewart claims there was nothing good about
the experience and that, quote, “lots and lots of disturbing things” go on in even minimum-security
facilities. “If it was 2001 the food was expired in 1999. I mean, you would not want to eat that food.” Paris Hilton Hotel heiress Paris Hilton was arrested on
suspicion of drunk driving in 2006, and her probation was revoked after a second reckless
driving incident. In May 2007, she was sentenced to 45 days
in jail, but ended up serving just half that. Surprisingly, Hilton found some sort of peace
behind bars. According to E! News, she said, “Just being away from everything, you know,
the craziness, the paparazzi, I’ve had a lot of alone time to think and read and write. Even though it’s been horrible and really
hard, I think that God makes everything happen for a reason and this is my time to figure
out what my purpose is in life.” Hilton claimed jail was the most difficult
thing she’s ever had to experience because the food was, quote, “inedible and horrible,”
her cell was tiny, and the noise made it hard to sleep. Chris Brown Controversial star Chris Brown has plenty
of experience with the legal system’s facilities, anger management classes, and probation programs. But he apparently won’t ever be spitting bars
from behind bars because his imagination is stifled in the slammer. He told Billboard in 2014, “Jail isn’t a place of many creative spirits. […] I put it on hold until I got out. Jail is more of a regimen and a structure. I’m more of a free spirit when it comes to
creating music, painting and art.” E! News reported that inmates at Men’s Central
Jail in Los Angeles, where Brown spent time, are sometimes served spaghetti and meatballs,
but troublemakers don’t get any dessert. Brown’s room, where he stayed in solitary
confinement, allegedly consisted of little more than a bed frame.

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