Arguable from both sides, but still a waste of a resource and a waste of a way to wean her back to reality.
Demosthenes wrote:I'm fairly certain the BOP doesn't let inmates practice dentistry.
She's a convicted felon. Her license to practice dentistry is history. Besides, her license lapsed in 2008.
Name: ELAINE A BROWN, DMD
License No: 02272 Profession: Dental License Type: Dentist
License Status: Lapsed Issue Date: 5/23/1988 Expiration Date: 4/30/2008
Flight risk -- agreed. She's already demonstrated a penchant for disregarding confinement conditions. However, since she won't have Ed to run to and her family and true supporters probably have too much sense to harbor her in flight, she's got no where to go.
It doesn't matter. The BOP relies on formulae. Any sentence longer than 10 years = flight risk = medium security prison or greater.
It's why Madoff will end up in a medium security prison even though his crimes weren't violent and he'll likely be a model prisoner.