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Martha Stewart ordered to serve sentence in West Virginia federal prison

[JURIST] Martha Stewart has been ordered to serve her five-month prison sentence at the federal prison in Alderson, West Virginia, rather than at the prisons in Connecticut or Florida requested by Stewart in a letter [PDF] to Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum on September 15.

Alderson is a minimum-security prison housing about 1,000 women; an anonymous source has told AP that it was selected because of its remote location, especially from media. Stewart has been ordered to begin serving her sentence on Oct. 8. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Stewart case. WNBC-TV in New York has more.

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