Judge Edward Davila sends pregnant Elizabeth Holmes, who was convicted of fraud for her role in peddling bad medical technology at Theranos, be sent to minimum-security women’s prison camp in Bryan, TEXAS 1,800 miles from her family in California where she will have access to tennis courts and a running track
- Holmes was sentenced last Friday to 11.25 years in prison following her conviction of fraud for her role peddling bad medical technology at Theranos
- The disgraced 38-year-old tech entrepreneur is now pregnant with her second child and was hoping for an 18-month at home sentence
- Judge Edward Davila has recommended that Holmes serve her sentence at a minimum-security women’s prison in Bryan, Texas
- The facility is 1,800 miles from her California-based family, which could make visitation difficult
A federal judge has recommended that Theranos Inc. founder and convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes serve her more than 11-year prison sentence in a minimum-security prison camp in Texas.
Holmes, who was sentenced on Friday, was told by US District Judge Edward Davila that her failure to accept responsibility for her crime would count against her. Despite being pregnant with her second child, she was subsequently sentenced to more than a decade behind bars and ordered to surrender in April.
It is unknown how far along Holmes is, but she will, in all likelihood, give birth prior to her reporting date of April 27, 2023.
Davila has now recommended that Holmes be allowed family visitation at the low security camp, though she will be more than 1,800 miles away from her California-based partner, child and parents.
The prison camp the judge recommended is in Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles north of Houston, where Holmes attended high school. It is designated for female inmates and currently houses about 540 inmates.
Those serving time at the facility are allowed to accept multiple visitors on weekends.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the facility bares similarities to the one in West Virginia where Martha Stewart served time close to 20 years ago – the same one where former NXIVM president Nancy Salzman is now serving her three-and-a-half year sentence.
Holmes will have access to tennis courts and a running track. But, she will be forced to give up her signature all-black look in exchange for pastel green, gray and white outfits.
Distance may make visitation hard for Holmes’ family, whom she would be much closer to were she sent to the minimum-security prison in Dublin, California, which is just an hour drive outside of San Francisco. Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who were involved in the college admissions scandal, both served their short sentences ay the Dublin facility.
Source: Daily Mail Online, Sophie Mann