Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of blood-testing company Theranos, has been photographed for the first time behind bars since commencing her lengthy prison sentence.
The exclusive image captures Holmes, aged 39, walking alone in her prison attire within the grounds of Federal Prison Camp Bryan, a minimum-security facility in Bryan, Texas. She is expected to serve an 11-year and three-month sentence at this location.
Having surrendered to authorities on May 30, Holmes was convicted in 2022 on four counts of fraud related to her medical startup, which deceived investors out of millions of dollars.
Former FPC Bryan inmate turned criminal justice reform advocate, Lynn Espejo, has revealed that Holmes will share a confined concrete space with three other cellmates, as per FOX Business.
Despite filing a 132-page appeal in April, seeking a reduction in her prison term and claiming an unjust conviction, Holmes’ request to remain out of prison during the appeals process was denied.
Holmes initially gained prominence in 2014 as the CEO of Theranos, where she falsely claimed that her technology could perform numerous medical tests using only a small amount of blood.
She faced trial on 11 counts of fraud, involving misleading statements made to investors and patients of her Silicon Valley company. The jury ultimately found her guilty on four charges, including three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.