Alderson Federal Prison Camp, West Virginia

Opened in 1927, the first Federal women's prison in the United States. Famous inmates at Alderson have included Billie Holiday, Tokyo Rose, Axis Sally, Martha Stewart, and would-be Gerald Ford assassins Sara Jane Moore and Squeakie Frome. The original design was a horseshoe-shaped configuration of 14 cottages. Federal Prison Camp, Alderson is considered a minimim-security prison, and thus the fence which surrounds the camp is free from barbed wire. FPC Alderson is the largest employer in the Alderson, West Virginia area.