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Martha Stewart will serve her five-month sentence for lying about a stock trade at a federal prison facility in Alderson, W. Va., a rep confirmed to PEOPLE.
"While I had hoped to be designated to a facility closer to my family and more accessible to my appellate attorneys, I am pleased that the Bureau of Prisons has designated me so quickly to FPC Alderson, the first federal prison camp for women in the United States," Stewart, 63, said in a statement. "I look forward to getting this behind me and to vigorously pursuing my appeal."
Stewart, who was assigned prisoner number 55170-054, will begin her sentence on or before Oct. 8, and will follow it with five months under house arrest. She has said she would like to serve the latter part of her sentence in her Bedford, N.Y., home. Stewart was convicted on conspiracy, obstruction of justice and other charges related to a 2001 ImClone Systems stock sale.