Various individuals in the society are convicted to prison for different reasons. However according to research there is no parity in the judicial system. There are many factors that have continued to thwart the deliverance of justice to different individuals. Wealth and the status held by an individual in the society are among the many factors that have prevented justice from prevailing. The wealthier people in the society and celebrities are exceptional when it comes to conviction. They use their wealth and influence in the society to influence the ruling of the court. Below are some of the confinements of several individuals who were convicted for breaking the law.
Martha Stewart is a home making diva, she was sent to prison for five months and put under probation for two years. She was convicted after investigators established she had lied concerning the sale of her ImClone systems. Due to her celebrity status Martha Stewart was only detained in her expansive Bedford for home confinement at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp. In home confinement Martha Stewart had the privilege of working. Therefore she did not face the harsh reality of prison (Alexandra 2004).
Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken were seen as financial visionaries. However they broke the law by keeping false records, manipulation and defrauding clients of stock exchange. It is against the rule of the stock exchange to posses or leak insider information. On his part Ivan Boesky pleads guilt of the offence but due to the wealth he had accumulated, the sentence he received was little as compared to the crime. He was sentenced at the California’s Lompoc Federal Prison Camp for three and half years.
Life in prison for Ivan Boesky was not hard because of his wealth and the prison he was confined to was among the best prison in terms of facilities and services delivered. Michael Milken also plead guilt of and was imprisoned for ten years at the minimum-security prison at Pleasanton, California and after years he was released after complaining of cancer complications.
Manuel Noriega was charged for laundering money estimated to be 2.3 million Euros in the cocaine cartel. He was detained for seven years in a 7feat by 10 feat cell which was “tiny and dirty” according to his defense. However in reality the space of the prison could have been used to detain main prisoners. Since he was a former leader his was treated in a special way (Henry 2010).
Timothy McVeigh was convicted for bombing the federal building of Oklahoma. He was confined for execution, before been executed he spent seven years in prison. During his jail term Timothy McVeigh was provided many of the requirements including health care facilities such as dental care and writing materials. During his last years in prison he suffers lost weight and appetite sag.
Terry Nichols was sentenced in prison with no hope of been released, due to the Oklahoma City bombing. He went on a food strike at the Supermax federal prison because he did not like the food provided to him in the prison. He claimed the food served to him was not fresh therefore he was unable to consume it (Patricia 2010).
Al Capone was convicted in prison for involvement in many criminal activities including murder and man slaughter. He was detained in Atlanta State Prison for the rest of life. Life in the Atlanta State Prison was not easy at all it had many hardships that contributed to the deterioration of his health. Poor health care caused the life of Al Capone after he contacted syphilitic dementia which killed him.
John Gotti was sentenced in Marion federal prison for nefarious deeds and criminal mayhem. This was the most dangerous prison that held the most wanted criminal. At the prison John Gotti joined the brotherhood group. He continued with his criminal activities while in the prison by using the brotherhood gang group.
All the convicts of crime were confined in deadly prison while the wealthy and celebrities were confined in friendly prisons.
Patricia Calhoun, (Feb. 23 2010) ,Terry Nichols doesn’t like prison food. Supermax-size that!
Henry Samuel, (28 Jun 2010), Manuel Noriega demands to be freed from ‘tiny’ cell, Florence
Alexandra Marks, (October 8, 2004), the prison that Martha Stewart will call home, New York