The transition from one big house to another can be hard. Just ask Martha Stewart. But these days when celebs have to face the music they call a consultant to ease the way into life behind bars.
Prison coaches and consultants like John Fuller — author of the book “A Day in Prison” — are apparently all the rage for the criminal and famous. NFL star Plaxico Burress hired one, as did Teresa Giudice. And recently “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller made the call when she was sentenced to 366 days for bankruptcy fraud, according to the New York Post. Fuller is said to have give Stewart and Lamar Odom’s family
Fuller tells the Post he got into the business after serving 11 years in prison for forgery and refusing to testify in a federal drug case.
“It’s something that’s flourishing,” he says of the coaching business. “When I started prison consulting, I didn’t know another prison consultant. But now you can Google ‘prison consultant’ and a billion people pop up. It’s not a business when you’re getting 15-20 phone calls a day. If you get a client a month, you’re doing really well.”
He says his service mostly involves answering questions clients have about life behind bars, and the his fee ranges from $500 to $10,000 depending on the scenario. [NYP]