Conrad Black leaves his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion for the drive to Coleman penitentiary on March 3, 2008.
Here is the scene.
March 3, 2008. Conrad Black takes note of the “sparkling-blue, foam-capped Atlantic” as he and Barbara Amiel exit their palatial home in Palm Beach, Fla., headed for the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex.
Prior to departure, Black wonders if Amiel’s “tiny, white, lamblike puppy” will remember him upon his return.
The couple finds the “indifferent visage” of the penitentiary — monolithic, banal — to be matched by the personnel. They enter the correction centre. They are ignored. Amiel speaks: “My husband, Conrad Black, is here to self-surrender.”