Attorneys for former convict Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes appear to be doing their best to make more than a decade of prison time as comfortable as possible for her.

US District Court Judge Edward Davila has made a recommendation that Holmes be sent to a federal prison camp in Bryan, Texas – about an hour and a half outside of Houston – according to Bloomberg.

Earlier this month, Holmes was sentenced to 11 1/4 years in prison for defrauding investors who backed his blood testing company, Theranos. The judge has ordered Holmes to turn himself into custody by April 27.

At first glance, the recommendation may seem odd, given that Holmes lives and operates his company outside northern California. However, Bloomberg spoke to a criminal defense attorney who said Holmes’s attorneys likely requested the facility.

According to Defense Attorney Alan Ellis, the facility is an independent women’s facility that does not share staff or service providers with the men’s prison. She said when men’s and women’s prisons share staff, women’s prisons tend to adopt the “prison mentality” that exists in men’s prisons. If the request is granted, Holmes can avoid it.

Furthermore, he said facility staff were likely to be more “open-minded”.

The Bureau of Prisons describes the facility as having a low staff-to-inmate ratio, a dormitory lifestyle rather than a cell, and inmates spending their time working and involved in the program.

“No one wants to be kicked out [of the facility] because compared to other places in the prison system, this place is heaven,” said Ellis. “If you have to go, this is a good place to be.”

According to prison consulting firm Pink Lady, the prison in Bryan houses about 900 non-violent female inmates. Most of the convicts were convicted of embezzlement and committing various frauds.

Whether or not Miss Holmes ends up in Bryan’s facility remains to be seen. While he grew up in the Houston area, his immediate family lives in northern California, and his parents live in a condo in Washington DC.

Some legal experts predict that he will eventually serve his sentence in a prison facility near Dublin, California, about 35 miles east of San Francisco. The facility currently houses actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who were convicted and convicted in a much-publicized college admissions scandal.

The prison also detained newspaper heiress Patty Hearst following her bank robbery conviction.

“The hours will be punctuated by boredom, noisy inmates and staff, and monotony,” said Christopher Zoukis, a prison consultant. Time.