Michael Kendall was quoted by the Boston Globe on September 16 in regard to Martha Stewart asking to begin serving her prison sentence as soon as possible. He outlined the steps that would need to be taken in order for Stewart to be granted her request. "First, the judge has to vacate the stay," said Mr. Kendall. "Next, the Bureau of Prisons will take a period of time to look at the defendant and classify her in order to find the appropriate placement. The bureau will look at everything from the severity of the offense to the offender's health and whether she is a security risk." He said that it could take two to three weeks for the Bureau of Prisons to decide where Stewart should serve her time. Most likely she will be remanded to the women's facility in Danbury, where Leona Helmsley, the hotel heiress, served her sentence after being convicted of income tax offenses.