Conrad Black: My time in prison with the Mafia Don

Conrad Black: My time in prison with the Mafia Don

My jailmate the Mafia Don: Disgraced tycoon Conrad Black talks about how lags cooked him gourmet meals in return for English lessons… and why the West is doomed

6:39 PM on 3rd August 2011

Convicted media mogul Conrad Black arrives at federal court for a hearing in Chicago in 2007, to review his bond Conrad Black in the exercise yard of the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida

Shrunken: Conrad Black seems a pale version of himself after spending time in prison, right, in comparison to 2007 when he”s seen entering court, left

Life of luxury: Conrad Black, international media mogul, with his wife Barbara Amiel, swapped his plush home by the Atlantic Ocean for a small prison cell

Life of luxury: Conrad Black, international media mogul, with his wife Barbara Amiel, swapped his plush home by the Atlantic Ocean for a small prison cell

Facing the music: Black, pictured here after pleading not guilty to federal fraud charges, says prison reminded him of school

Facing the music: Black, pictured here after pleading not guilty to federal fraud charges, says prison reminded him of school

“Convincing”: Black says Rupert Murdoch played the part of a “doddery octogenarian” very well in his parliamentary grilling

Torture: Conrad Black says being separated from his wife Barbara Amiel, pictured. was the worst thing about his incarceration

Torture: Conrad Black says being separated from his wife Barbara Amiel, pictured. was the worst thing about his incarceration