Martha Stewart to Serve Sentence in W.Va. Prison

Sep 29, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Martha Stewart will serve her five-month prison sentence in West Virginia, dashing the lifestyle guru’s hopes of being placed in a prison near her Connecticut home and her aged mother.

Ms. Stewart will report Oct. 8 to a federal prison in Alderson, W. Va., that is known locally as “Camp Cupcake,” to serve out her five-month sentence for lying to investigators about a suspicious 2001 stock sale.

Following her time in jail, Ms. Stewart will be required to serve five months of house arrest, during which she can only leave the house for basic errands and to go to work.

Ms. Stewart had hoped to serve out her sentence at a federal prison in Danbury, Conn. Her second choice was a prison in Coleman, Fla. However, both facilities were full.

The West Virginia facility is around 200 miles south of Pittsburgh and houses more than 1,000 inmates, most of whom are drug offenders.