this day in crime history: october 8, 2004

On this date in 2004, domestic diva Martha Stewart reported to the Alderson Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, WV where she became inmate number 55170-054. Alderson, also known as “Camp Cupcake,” had previously been home to jazz great Billie Holiday, World War II propaganda queens Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose, and would-be presidential assassins Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore.

Stewart, who had been convicted of four counts of obstruction, was paroled on March 4, 2005, an event she would doubtless describe as “a good thing!”

Further reading:

USBOP – Inmate Locator

CNN – Stewart convicted on all charges

Wikipedia – Alderson Federal Prison Camp

Wikipedia – Martha Stewart

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4 thoughts on “this day in crime history: october 8, 2004

  1. John D.:
    Well, she seems to have learned from the experience…she’s been keeping a much lower profile since then.
    Considering what SHE did pales in comparison to what POLITICIANS keep getting AWAY with (daily), there was a gross INJUSTICE here against Stewart…somewhere.

    Good post.
    Stay safe out there.

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