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Martha: On Trial, in Jail, and on a Comeback by Robert Slater

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Chapter 13. Otherwise Occupied at Yale

The prison was nicknamed "Camp Cupcake," meant to imply that it was a relatively painless place to spend prison time. The inmates scoffed at the term because they knew that a prison is a prison, and Alderson was no picnic.

She told her friends and family that she would be all right; that the five months would pass quickly; that she realized that taking her medicine was in her interest. It was her ticket to getting back on her feet in the shortest possible time.

She wanted those closest to her not to worry; but she personally was terrified. She had heard all the stories of what women prisoners were like. She knew that from the first moment that she stepped into the prison she would be the center of attention ...

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