March 6, 2005
Chuck Colson on Martha Stewart
Chuck Colson, who spent seven months in prison as part of the Watergate prosecutions, writes a thoughtful op ed piece in the New York Times here. He describes his experiences in prison, and what he has done to improve our prison system since being released. He speaks about Martha Stewart. But one passage in his op ed may not ring true for the Martha Stewart case. That is, "[t]here was the shame of walking down the street knowing that the people who saw me knew I was an ex-con." Will Martha Stewart feel shame? Or does Martha Stewart emerge from prison as the hero?