I think the WVa location was b/c the sentence wasn't punishment enough.....
Interestingly, this prison is the first fed pen for wimmins and was started in
1927 by visionaries distraught with the plight of wimmin prisoners:
"Alderson prison was the culmination of the vision and work of women in
twenty-one national organizations. The American Association of University Women,
the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, the American
Federation of Teachers, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the League of
Women Voters, the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and the
national Women’s Christian Temperance Union were among them."
Billie Holiday and Squeaky Fromme are prominent alumnae....
Don't forget to just say NO to playoffs
Jon Russell, the CheeseHusker
Meg Scott Phipps, the recently deposed NC Agriculture Commissioner, is
currently serving her time there. Apropos of nothing except maybe to NC
Maybe she and Martha can work in the prison garden together.