Former Ag Commissioner Looks Forward to Life Beyond Prison
In correspondence with WRAL's David Crabtree, former state agriculture commissioner Meg Scott Phipps reflects on her time in prison while serving a sentence on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.Posted — Updated
While serving her sentence, Phipps taught English and other courses to her fellow inmates at Alderson. She became a friend and confidant of Martha Stewart during her own prison sentence at the camp.
In her correspondence, Phipps was emphatic that her faith in God and the support of her family are the things that got her through the past four years.
When Prisoner 23786-056 leaves Alderson on Monday, she plans to return to her home in Haw River, where she will remain under electronic surveillance until her term officially ends August 24.
Phipps will make the trip home with her husband Bob at her side. Last week, he told Crabtree that his love for his wife has never wavered. He said their marriage is stronger than ever and that both of them are ready to begin a new chapter.
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