Famous people who have been behind bars: Then & now

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Prison has taken a toll on some of these people

O.J. Simpson was back in court recently to try to overturn a 2008 armed robbery conviction. Here are other famous people who have spent time behind bars. See gallery

 

In prison for: O.J. Simpson led five men in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

Year incarcerated: 2008

Prison term: 33 years with eligibility for parole after 7 1/2 years

 

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Jodi Arias


In prison for: Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8 in the June 2008 killing of her former boyfriend.

Year incarcerated: 2008; convicted in May 2013

Prison term: Faces life in prison or death      

 

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Charles Manson


In prison for: Charles Manson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The slayings were carried out by members of his Manson Family cult.

Year incarcerated: 1971

Prison term: Sentenced to death,  later received a life sentence

 

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Robert Downey Jr.


In prison for: Actor Robert Downey Jr. was sent to jail after missing a required drug test during his three-year probation sentence delivered in 1999 after he trespassed into a neighbor's home while high and fell asleep on a bed.        

Year incarcerated: 1999      

Time spent in prison: One year

 

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Marion Jones


In prison for: Track-and-field Olympian Marion Jones was sent to prison for lying to federal prosecutors investigating the use of performance-enhancing substances and her role in a check-fraud scam.

Year incarcerated: 2008      

Time spent in prison: Six months in prison and two years' probation and community service

 

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Charlie Sheen


In prison for: Actor Charlie Sheen spent Christmas morning in a Colorado jail cell after being arrested on domestic violence allegations.           

Year incarcerated: 2009

Time spent in jail A few hours

 

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Mike Tyson


In prison for: Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was convicted of raping an 18-year-old woman.

Year incarcerated: 1992

Time spent in prison: 3 years

 

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Paris Hilton


In prison for: The former reality TV star was pulled over for speeding and driving without a license and violated probation after failing to enroll in a court-ordered rehab program.

Year incarcerated: 2007

Time spent in jail: 3 days

 

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Martha Stewart


In prison for: Martha Stewart was accused of corporate fraud and found guilty of four counts of obstructing justice and lying to investigators about a well-timed stock sale.

Year incarcerated: 2004

Time spent in prison: Five months plus two years of supervised release 

 

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Rae Carruth


In prison for: NFL player Rae Carruth was found guilty of conspiring to murder his then-pregnant girlfriend Cherica Adams. He also was found guilty of shooting into an occupied vehicle and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child.

Year incarcerated: 2001

Prison term: 18-24 years

 

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Tim Allen


In prison for: Comedian Tim Allen pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges after getting caught with 1.4 pounds of cocaine.

Year incarcerated: 1979

Time spent in prison: 2 years

 

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Mark Wahlberg


In prison for: Actor Mark Wahlberg pleaded guilty to assault after he attacked a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street with a large wooden stick.

Year incarcerated: 1988

Time spent in prison: 45 days of a two-year sentence

 

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Jamie Waylett


In prison for: "Harry Potter" actor Jamie Waylett was found guilty of violent disorder for taking part in the 2011 England riots as part of a small gang.

Year incarcerated: 2012

Prison term: 2 years

 

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Michelle Rodriguez


In prison for: Actress Michelle Rodriguez violated her probation, which was sentenced after a previous DUI arrest, by not performing her designated community-service hours.

Year incarcerated: 2007

Time spent in jail: 18 days

 

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Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi


In prison for: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was arrested and spent a few hours in jail for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct after becoming intoxicated at Seaside Heights, N.J.

Year incarcerated: 2010      

Time spent in jail: Several hours

 

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Michael Vick


In prison for: NFL star Michael Vick was sent to jail for running a dogfighting operation.

Year incarcerated: 2007

Time spent in prison: 21 months

 

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Jack Abramoff


In prison for: Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced for leading a wide-ranging corruption scandal that included charges of defrauding American Indian tribes in 2006 and trading expensive gifts in exchange for political favors in 2008.

Year incarcerated: 2006 and 2008

Time spent in prison: Four years

 

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Bob Ney


In prison for: Politician Bob Ney admitted to taking bribes from Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and pleaded guilty to corruption charges related to the Abramoff lobbying scandal.

Year incarcerated: 2007

Time spent in prison: 30 months

 

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Samuel B. Kent


In prison for: Former U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Kent lied about sexually harassing two female employees.

Year incarcerated: 2009

Time spent in prison: 33 months

 

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