Stewart To Surrender By October 8

Judge give Stewart go-ahead for prison term

A federal judge is giving Martha Stewart her wish. The judge has ordered Stewart to surrender for prison by October eighth. The celebrity homemaker had asked to begin serving her time for lying about a stock sale, rather than await the outcome of an appeal. It's also looking good for Stewart's request to serve in either Danbury, Connecticut or Coleman, Florida.

The judge recommends US prison officials assign her to either of the two locations she'd requested last week. Last week, Stewart asked the judge to allow her to begin serving her time, saying she wanted to reclaim her "good life" and put the ordeal behind her and her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. At the same time, Stewart is pursuing an appeal.

She and former stockbroker Peter Bacanovic were convicted in March of lying about her sale of ImClone Systems stock in 2001.