Planning For Prison: No Decorating For A While

Coming out of the courthouse last week, Martha Stewart put on a brave face, smiling for the cameras before ducking into her black SUV. But if her appeal process is exhausted, Stewart's new life will be no cakewalk. She will most probably spend her five-month sentence at a minimum-security "prison farm" in Danbury, Conn., just 20 miles from her home in Westport. Like other inmates at the facility, where hotel queen Leona Helmsley served time for tax evasion, Stewart will wear a khaki uniform and black, steel-toed shoes and work 7 1/2 hours a day for about 12ยข an hour. "I'm...

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