Stewart, 70, began serving a 28-month sentence for smuggling out messages from her client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. He is serving a life sentence for plotting to bomb a number of targets in New York City.
In 2006, NOW’s Maria Hinojosa spoke to Stewart about her conviction. The ex-lawyer said she would still defend Rahman if she had the chance to do it all over again.
“I had a client, and I cared very much for him, it's what happens, it's what happens with good defense lawyers. We get into a position where the client is very close to us,” Stewart told NOW.
"He [Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman] had harsh words for the United States but I never believed that he had formed an intent to hurt anyone in the United States."