Last updated: November 2017
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There are a lot of reasons why famous people end up in prison. Some of them are well known; some of them may surprise you. Here is a list of the top ten most surprising names to be confined in a prison.
1. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton went to jail for 45 days for violating her probation stemming from her DUI arrest. She was released after 23 days due to “medical reasons,” but was ordered to finish her sentence under house arrest. She has since been arrested for driving with a suspended license, and has appeared on multiple episodes of the reality show The Simple Life. She is currently worth an estimated $100 million.
2. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller, at a Christmas party in 2009. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, and received 30 days in rehab and 30 days of probation. He also paid a $2,000 fine, and was ordered to attend 36 hours of anger management classes. He is currently worth an estimated $150 million and has been nominated for two Academy Awards.
3. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has had numerous run-ins with the law over the years, including
The following list is the 10 most surprising people to be confined in a prison. These people are not just famous in their own right, but also for their shocking connection to the criminal justice system.
10. Martha Stewart
With her daily cooking and lifestyle tips, Martha Stewart is one of America’s favorite celebrity chefs. But before she became a domestic goddess, she was charged with insider trading, which resulted in her serving a five-month sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia. Stewart was released from prison early for good behavior and returned to her show on NBC.
9. OJ Simpson
OJ Simpson was once one of the most beloved football players and actors in America, but his status as a celebrity took a drastic turn after he was charged with murdering his wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Although he was acquitted of these charges (which many believe he was guilty of), OJ was later convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping charges that resulted in him being sentenced to 33 years in prison. He is currently serving his time at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
8. Tupac Shakur
Known as the King of Rap, Tupac Shakur had numerous run-ins with police throughout his career that resulted in him serving time at
Although celebrities are considered the most popular and wealthiest people in the world, they are not immune to committing crimes.
Whether you find it hard to believe or not, a lot of famous actors, musicians, artists and even politicians have been arrested at some point in their lives.
Of course, many of them were released right away due to their high social status or simply because they didn’t commit any crime, but some of them spent long years behind bars.
Some of these cases are well-known, while others can surprise you, so we have decided to list the top 10 most surprising names that were confined in a prison at some point in their lives.
Here they are:
Prison. The idea of this word brings up images of a dark and gloomy place, filled with even darker and gloomier people. You wouldn’t necessarily associate the following celebrities with the penitentiary system, but a surprising number of stars have been confined in prison at some point in their lives.
10: Martha Stewart. A household name for home decorating, cooking, and other domestic activities, Martha Stewart’s brand would have you believe that she is one step away from being a saint. Unfortunately, it turns out that Martha has had her run-ins with the law as well! In 2004, Stewart was convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to investigators about her sale of shares. She was sentenced to five months in prison and five months under house arrest.
9: Michael Vick. We all know this quarterback as the star player who got involved in some very illegal dog fighting activities. He spent 21 months in prison (2007-2009) on charges related to his involvement in this operation.
8: Charles Manson. This list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Charles Manson, legendary leader of his “Family” cult which committed murder upon several victims in 1969. He is sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiracy to commit murder and murder itself, though he does not
1. Martha Stewart, who was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators, served five months in prison, beginning in October 2004.
2. Paris Hilton has been in jail on two different occasions. In 2007, she served 23 days for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
3. Lil’ Kim spent one year in prison after lying to a jury about her friends’ involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 studios in New York City.
4. Jodie Sweetin was sentenced to three years probation and forced to enter rehab after being arrested for driving under the influence in 2009.
5. Mark Wahlberg spent 45 days in prison after beating two Vietnamese men with a stick while trying to steal beer when he was 16 years old.
6. Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles began at age 20 when she was charged with DUI and cocaine possession among other charges. She has violated her probation multiple times since then and served time behind bars from 2010-2011 and again from 2012-2013.
7. Nicole Richie served 82 minutes of a four day sentence for DUI in 2002, but went back to jail on June 8th, 2007 when she failed another drug test while still on probation
The idea of the prisoner costume is a simple one. It’s an orange jumpsuit with the words “Prisoner” printed on the front and back, along with a number that can be changed by the wearer. It gives the costume a little more of an edge, especially if you wear it while in handcuffs. It’s also a good idea to have some fake grimy looking objects like rags or newspapers. They’re pretty easy to come by at costume stores.
For those who are looking for something even more shocking, there are always prison costumes. These are perfect for parties or just a night out with friends. They’re often designed to look like actual prisoners, complete with black and white striped uniforms and ball and chain accessories. They’re also great for Halloween parties, as they are almost always the only costumes available (no matter what time of year it is).
For those who want to try something more original than the traditional prisoner costume, there are many options available online. The most popular choices include famous people, animals, superheroes and even cartoon characters!