In the process, her lover, Richard Matt, was gunned down by police.
Of course, her job in Clinton Correctional has long been gone.
Her relationship with her husband, whom she might have contracted to kill, is probably not too hot.
And, after her guilty plea today to a felony and a misdemeanor she faces up to 7 years in prison, reports Jaime Fuller in New York Magazine. Her sentencing is September 28th.
But the human mind, as William Shakespeare hammered in his dramas, is an amazing thing. It can spin anything. Mitchell might have already worked out in her head that the little adventure was worth it.
When she is released from prison, she can rebrand herself. That all depends on how she has positioned and packaged her experiences for herself. No one else's opinion really matters, does it. As Shakespeare noted, we make our own heaven and hell.