How many months did Martha Stewart serve in a federal prison?
Convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements during a federal investigation of possible insider trading, Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison, an additional five months under house arrest and 19 months probation. She also received a fine and court fees, adding up to $30,000. How did Martha pass her hard time? By making jam from a crabapple tree on the prison grounds and crafting a ceramic nativity scene. Source: The New York Times
Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra; born August 3, 1941) is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two long-running syndicated television shows, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2005.