Visiting with Conrad Black

The former press baron talks about his life on the inside

As Conrad Black gets set to begin his second year behind bars, columnist Peter Worthington takes us inside the federal prison in Coleman, Fl., for a visit. Worthington informs us that Black looks “trim and fit” and seems popular with his fellow inmates. As well, we learn that Black is keeping busy with piano lessons (he practices an hour a day), conducting history and politics lectures for fellow inmates and staff (“It’s very hard work preparing lessons, and surprisingly rewarding to help people”) writing (Black’s latest manuscript, about his trial and early days in prison, is already with his publisher) and preparing his case for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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