It Didn’t Take Long For Martin Shkreli To Become The Leader Of His Prison

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
Font Size:

Martin Shkreli doesn’t sound like he’s having a very bad time in prison.

“Pharma Bro” is fitting in well and educating his fellow inmates, according to the New York Post.

The Post reported in part:

The 34-year-old is spending his time mentoring fellow inmates, reading, playing chess — and learning to deal with sharing a small, cramped cell with a snoring roommate, pal Lisa Whisnant told The Post.

“Things are not THAT awful here,” inmate 87850-053 wrote to Whisnant, underlining “THAT” three times. “There are some bright sides. I am teaching these prisoners some new things and hopefully some ways to change their lives.”

“He seems to be handling it with typical Shkreli style,” she said. “He brings people together and shares his knowledge. Martin was meant to be a teacher. He loves it. He’s a natural.”

Of course Martin Shkreli is becoming the leader of the prison population. I wouldn’t have expected anything else.

The man is a natural born dealmaker and all-time schmoozer. I don’t know Martin well at all. I’ve had a few beers with him on different occasions. He’s an interesting guy. Not an evil guy by any measure, but he does seem to enjoy his online persona.

It’s also not surprising to me because anybody who talks to him know he’s very charismatic. I’m glad to see Martin is finding his lane in prison, and running the whole prison crew. Classic Shkreli move.

Follow David on Twitter