After being discovered responsible of a number of counts of mendacity to investigators and obstructing justice within the ImClone inventory buying and selling case, Martha Stewart was given a five-month jail sentence in 2004. To compound her distress, she was compelled to serve her time at Alderson’s Federal Jail Camp, a distant facility a whole bunch of miles from her Connecticut dwelling.
The TV chef had hoped to be despatched to Danbury’s Federal Correctional Establishment, a jail shut sufficient for her nearest and dearest, together with her then-90-year-old mom, to go to. However her pleas went unanswered by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a choice which Martha’s daughter, Alexis Stewart, believed was a vindictive one.
“It will have been lots nicer if, and extra honest possibly, I imply, this is a matter for all prisoners which can be being sentenced and despatched away, they attempt to be close to their households,” Alexis informed “Larry King Stay” after the decision. “However the Bureau of Prisons likes to say their management. So though the choose beneficial that my mom be near dwelling, I feel they could have made some extent of sending her far-off.”