Prisons in West Virginia: Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, West Virginia Division of Corrections, United States Penitentiary, Hazelton

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, West Virginia Division of Corrections, United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, Mount Olive Correctional Complex, Pruntytown Correctional Center, Huttonsville Correctional Center, Federal Correctional Institution, Beckley, Denmar Correctional Center. Excerpt: Alderson Federal Prison Camp, also known ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, West Virginia Division of Corrections, United States Penitentiary, Hazelton, Mount Olive Correctional Complex, Pruntytown Correctional Center, Huttonsville Correctional Center, Federal Correctional Institution, Beckley, Denmar Correctional Center. Excerpt: Alderson Federal Prison Camp, also known as Federal Prison Camp, Alderson or FPC Alderson, is a Federal Bureau of Prisons prison in the United States for minimum-security female inmates in unincorporated Monroe County and Summers County in West Virginia. Both Florence Harding and Eleanor Roosevelt, former and future First Ladies, and Mabel Walker Willebrandt, the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, first encouraged its establishment. The 159 acres (64 ha) facility is the largest employer in the Alderson, West Virginia area. While there are no metal fences surrounding the camp, prisoners have schedules and must work. Free time is spent playing volleyball, softball, or tennis. Most of the inmates at FPC Alderson have been convicted of non-violent or white-collar crime. They sleep in bunk beds in dormitories or in cottages. The prison is nicknamed "Camp Cupcake" by most residents and the media. Local residents have also referred to it as "the college campus." It was called "Yale" by one-time attendee Martha Stewart. FPC Alderson, which opened in 1927, was the first federal women's prison in the United States. It was opened during a reform movement in the 1920s to help reform female offenders. The prison is located in two West Virginia counties, near the town of Alderson. A portion of the prison is located in unincorporated Monroe County, while the other portion of the prison, including the dormitories, lies in unincorporated Summers County. Four other area towns, ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1052401

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  • ISBN-13: 9781157264668
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/29/2010
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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