Free Martha update: AP reports that Martha Stewart will be spending her prison time in a federal prison in Alderson, West Virginia, not those facilities speculated earlier that are in Connecticut or Florida. A reminder, before you start thinking West Virginia-hillbillies, remember it’s the home of the Greenbrier. Here’s what AP says about the prison:
The West Virginia prison, nicknamed Camp Cupcake, opened in 1927 as the first federal prison for women. It was the vision of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mabel Walker Willebrandt, the first woman appointed to run federal prisons. The facility is set on a hill in a rural area. There are no metal fences surrounding the camp. Inmates have fixed schedules and must work, but free time can be spent playing volleyball, softball or tennis, or doing aerobics. Billie Holiday, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a member of the Manson family who tried to shoot President Ford, and Sara Jane Moore, who also tried to kill Ford, are among the facility’s alumnae.