Federal Prison Comparison
Instructor: Bob Bennett
June 20th, 2011
Martha Stewart, a woman known for her television shows magazines, home decorations and also her arrest for insider trading. Although she was not sentenced to a prison term for insider trading in the stock market. When it was time for Martha Stewart to receive her sentencing, she wanted to go to a prison located in Florida or Connecticut but instead she was sent to the Federal prison camp located in Alderson, West Virginia. The Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia is a minimum security facility that holds only women offenders. This facility opened in April of 1927 and was the first Federal Prison camp just for women. “Now this camp is the largest minimum security facility in the federal prison system” (Alderson Federal Prison Camp, 2011). Alderson employees 195 staff members that are on full time status, and can hold up to 677 inmates. This federal prison camp is located in a remote secluded part of West Virginia, sitting on 95 acres of mountain. Alderson Federal Prison camp holds women who have been convicted of non-violent crimes; the women are housed in a dorm type setting. This prison has actually earned the name “Camp Cupcake” by the media and quite a few of the residence. Alderson has held some famous female inmates; from Martha Stewart to Billie Holiday, a cult member of Charles Manson that went by the name of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme the media and quite a few of the residence. Ivan Boesky was an American stock trader and was arrested for insider trading scandals in the mid 1980’s. “When indicted on the charges that were brought against him, Boesky was sent to Southern California to a Federal Prison called Lompoc Federal Prison, also known as Club Fed West”(Manning, J, Wolves On Wall street, 2011). Lompoc is a famous minimum-security prison that used to be free of watchtowers, walls and fences; however it is being turned over to...
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