Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, checked into FPC Bryan’s facility on Tuesday to begin serving an 11-year sentence for felony fraud and conspiracy.
The facility is located in Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles from Houston. It is a women-only minimal security federal prison camp. Unlike the prisons depicted in shows like Geese or Orange is the new blackFPC Bryan for Nonviolent Offenders.
“Sometimes they’re called Camp Fed because they have a little more amenities, and they’re a little nicer places,” Kerry Axel, a criminal defense attorney, told Yahoo News. But, she added, “they’re not great places. Nobody wants to be there.”
This is what his new inmate can expect.
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1. Holmes isn’t the only famous guest
Bryan is holding about 720 prisoners, most of them for white-collar crimes, low-level drug offenses and housing illegal immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Holmes isn’t the only celebrity face to have spent time on Brian. Another famous inmate is “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jin Shah, who was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud earlier this year. Michelle Janaves, heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune, also spent time there in 2020 after being found guilty of a college admissions scandal.
2. You will sleep on a very thin mattress
The residential hall includes four residential units, which open at 6 am and close at 10 pm. All guests must return to their dorms standing by bed at 4pm and 10pm on weekdays and 10am, 4pm and 10pm on weekends and holidays.
According to the WSJ, the cells hold up to four prisoners. Each room has two bunk beds with mattresses “as thick as the width of a hand,” WSJ guests told.
Reportedly, the inmates have mixed feelings about Holmes
“Some people are like, ‘I want to be her friend,'” Tasha Wade, her current guest, told the Wall Street Journal. “But others say, ‘I can’t believe that’s all I got for taking all that money.'”
Holmes is expected to keep her room clean. There is no maid service. Each guest is responsible for making their bed, sweeping and mopping the floor of their room, and taking out their trash. Guests can be fined for causing disorder.
3. Holmes can earn up to $1.15 an hour
All inmates, who are medically cleared, will have a regular work assignment, including food service and factory jobs. According to the inmate’s handbook, workers can earn between 12 cents and $1.15 per hour on their job tasks.
4. She will be able to maintain her vegetarian diet
Holmes is a vegetarian. It is said that she adopted this diet because it enabled her to work late without sleep. So it may give her some relief that Brian offers a meatless eating option. Inmates can also cook themselves using kitchen ingredients and innovative cooking methods, prisoners told WSJ.
5. Families can visit on weekends
Holmes can expect to see her family on weekends and holidays. Since she grew up in Houston, her parents live relatively close. Holmes also has two children – an infant and a toddler – who can visit her in the prison’s play area. Children under the age of ten could sit on their parents’ laps, and women could breastfeed their children during visits.