5 Things You Should Know About Elizabeth Holmes Prison

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes checked into the FPC Bryan facility on Tuesday to begin serving her 11-year sentence on felony, fraud and conspiracy charges.

The facility is located in Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles from Houston. It is a minimum security federal prison camp for women only. Unlike the prisons depicted in shows like Oz or Orange is the new blackFPC Bryan is for non-violent offenders.

“Sometimes they’re called ‘Camp Fed’ because they have a little more amenities and they’re a little nicer places,” Keri Axel, a criminal defense attorney, told me. Yahoo News. But she added, “They’re not great places. No one wants to be there.”

Here’s what his newest inmate can expect.

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1. Holmes isn’t the only famous inmate

Bryan holds about 720 inmates, mostly for white-collar crimes, minor drug offenses and harboring illegal immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Holmes isn’t the only famous face to have served time with Bryan. Another well-known inmate is “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah, who was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison earlier this year for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Michelle Janavs, an heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune, was also there in 2020 after being convicted of a college admissions scandal.

2. She sleeps on a very thin mattress

The residential hall has four residential units, which open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. All inmates must be in bed at 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM on weekdays and at 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM, and 10:00 PM on weekends and public holidays.

According to the WSJ, the cells held as many as four inmates. Each room has two bunk beds with mattresses “about as thick as the width of a hand,” inmates told WSJ.

Inmates reportedly have mixed feelings about Holmes

“Some people say, ‘I want to be her boyfriend,'” Tasha Wade, a current inmate, told WSJ. “But other people say, ‘I can’t believe that’s all she’s got for taking all that money.'”

Holmes is expected to keep her room clean. There is no cleaning service. Each inmate is responsible for making her bed, sweeping and mopping her room floor, and removing rubbish. Inmates can be fined for littering.

3. Holmes can earn up to $1.15 per hour

All inmates, who are medically cleared, are given regular employment, including food service and factory jobs. According to the prisoner handbook, employees can earn between 12 cents and $1.15 per hour on their work assignments.

4. She can stick to her vegan diet

Holmes is vegan. She would have adopted this diet because it enabled her to work late without sleeping. So it may be a relief to her that Bryan offers a meatless dining option. Inmates can also cook for themselves using kitchen ingredients and inventive cooking methods, inmates told WSJ.

5. Families can visit on weekends

Holmes can expect her family on weekends and holidays. Because she grew up in Houston, her parents live relatively close by. Holmes also has two children – a baby and a toddler – who can visit her in the prison’s play area. Children under the age of 10 can sit on their parents’ laps, and women can breastfeed babies during visits.

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