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03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Media Baron Black Prepares For Life Behind Bars

Conrad Black could find lack of privacy is the hardest condition he faces after he reports to a Florida prison by Monday afternoon to begin serving a 6½-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice.

Black will have to report to a federal prison, likely a low-security facility at the Coleman Federal Correction Complex in central Florida, by 2 p.m. local time, although he could arrive before then.

At Coleman, there are two layers of fences and two layers of barbed wire surrounding the complex. Inside, the facility offers a different lifestyle than that to which the former media baron is accustomed.

Montreal-born Black, 63, will be housed in a dorm-like setting and share a cubicle with another man, the Times of London newspaper reported on Saturday. The eight-by-nine-foot living space is separated from adjacent cubicles by cinder-block walls.

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