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Can I stop laughing now — Martha Stewart Calls for Sentencing Reform

Let the bee-otch rot in there a while longer. (AP). The women she refers to in this story are women that she probably would have considered trash in her high-thread-count linen world before getting to know them.

Martha Stewart in a Christmas message posted on her personal Web site, called Wednesday for sentencing reform and took a swipe at the “bad food” in prison.

Stewart, who is roughly halfway through a five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale, urged fans to think about the women she has met in prison who are “devoid of care, devoid of love, devoid of family.”

She suggested Americans should push for reforms in federal sentencing guidelines for nonviolent first-time offenders and particularly for drug offenders, who she said would be better served by rehabilitation than prison.

Stewart, who built a billion-dollar empire in homemaking, reported that her job at the federal prison camp in Alderson, W.Va., has been cleaning, including sweeping, vacuuming and raking leaves.

I have had time to think, time to write, time to exercise, time to not eat the bad food, and time to walk and contemplate the future,” she said.

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