It’s Alderson “Camp Cupcake” For Martha Stewart


Martha Stewart will be imprisoned in her last choice: the low-security Alderson lockup in the West Virginia mountains nicknamed Camp Cupcake, says the New York Daily News. Though the women’s camp in Alderson boasts breathtaking scenery and a working bakery, Stewart was disappointed. “I had hoped to be designated to a facility closer to my family and more accessible to my appellate attorneys,” said Stewart, 63. Stewart, opted to start serving her five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale while her appeal is pending. She asked to be assigned to the prison camp in Danbury, Ct., close to her lavish estate in Westport, or a camp in Coleman, Fla., where inmates can train puppies for a Seeing Eye dog program. The Bureau of Prisons said both facilities were too crowded.

The remote location – the nearest airport is 25 miles away and the closest Greyhound bus stop is an hour’s drive – means Stewart may not get many visitors, including her ailing 90-year-old mother. The Daily News says “those familiar with the picturesque poky in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains said it’s perfect for a famous fussbudget like Stewart.” There are no metal detectors or razor-wire fences, and the guards don’t carry guns. Prisoners can do aerobics or play tennis when not working in the bakery, doing laundry, or pulling weeds.


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