14 celebrities who have spent time in prison
Cuddly and beloved British actor/presenter Stephen Fry is almost the last person you'd expect to have spent time in prison. However, he most certainly did.When he was 17, Fry stole a credit card from a family friend and ran for the hills, being caught in the city of Swindon, many miles away from his hometown. Fry was sentenced to three months in prison for credit card fraud.When talking about his experience now, Fry talks about how he used the whole ordeal as a galvanizing experience for him, inspiring him to take a hard look at some of his life choices.While locked up, he helped teach his illiterate cellmate to read. Since then, he's written to several jailed celebrities, urging them to get the best out of the experience like he did, stating that he wants them to “inspire” their fellow prisoners. Good on him.