Martin Shkreli Says Prison Is ‘Not That Awful,’ Is Teaching Fellow Inmates His Ways
Pharma douche Martin Shkreli is a full blown masochist. If he isn’t inflicting pain on others, he is reveling in the pain he brings on himself. The 34-year-old former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals was thrown in the clink in September after a social media post urged his fans to “procure a lock of Hillary Clinton’s hair” was ruled to be a solicitation for assault by a federal court judge.
As Shkreli awaits his sentencing in January for scamming hedge-fund investors, he is spending his time at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center who one attorney claimed will be “the worst prison that he’ll ever be in.”
Well, according to Shkreli himself, that’s not the case. The New York Post reports pharma douche is spending his time mentoring fellow inmates, reading, playing chess and basketball with murderers and mobsters. In a letter to his friend Lisa Whisnant, Shkreli wrote:
“Things are not THAT awful here,” inmate 87850-053 wrote to Whisnant, underlining “THAT” three times. “There are some bright sides. I am teaching these prisoners some new things and hopefully some ways to change their lives.”
“He seems to be handling it with typical Shkreli style,” she said. “He brings people together and shares his knowledge. Martin was meant to be a teacher. He loves it. He’s a natural.”
“He’s trying to help others. Martin is a good guy really,” she said.
However, it ain’t all sunshine and rainbows for Shkreli at “Club Fed.” He says he “has a small uncomfortable bed, and his sleep quality is very low.” He also claims that inmates openly tell him their “sorrowful stories,” writing that he had a mobster cry in his cell.
Shkreli is being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center until his Jan. 16 sentencing, at which point he faces up to 20 years in prison.
[h/t New York Post]