After being locked up for nearly eight months Ja Rule is not letting the daunting situation bring him down, but instead he's decided to see the positive aspects of jail, like making new friends.

While in jail Ja has met ex-New York City comptroller Alan Hevesi and Tyco CEO Dennis Kozowski, who he calls "great, smart guys." Ja got some stock tips and help studying for his GED from Zozowski, and he talks politics with Hevesi.

Ja is thankful for the friendships of the two men, who he never would've met had they not been in jail together.

"Outside, you don't meet guys like this every day. This place is amazing," he said. "Koz just got out on work release. Not to say I wish he was still here. It's funny. We're from totally different walks of life. But when you're here, you're here."