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FPC Alderson

Number of prisoners: 1,215
Alderson, W.Va.

A stand-alone prison camp in West Virginia for females, Alderson was home to Martha Stewart when she served five months for lying to investigators about a stock sale. Stewart has described her stint behind bars as a time of reflection and learning, according to The New York Times.
Besides taking the time to reflect on one’s transgressions, inmates have plenty of other ways to pass the time. They may swim in the pool, or participate in talent shows and game shows. They can also play volleyball, softball, basketball, tennis, racquetball, basketball, or go roller skating.

Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons