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the way i understand it is generally security level is a big factor in determining placement. I cannot say for sure w/o knowing more details, but it sounds like she might be good for minimum/camp placement. The BoP would decide which facility to send her. The judge can make a recomendation, and on paper the BoP is "supposed" to take distance into account, but both of those are not binding. There are somet hings that almost always preclude camp placement, such as public safety factor.
I would go to www.bop.gov and click on Inmate Matters and then look for designation and computation and open up the dscc program statement. They base it upon sentence, custody points , management variables, program needs, judges recommendations (which are rarely ever followed), and you can see how things work. It is complicated and the BOP doesn't hardly ever follow rules so it's a luck of the draw.
Sounds like she will likely be minimum custody, so would be placed at a camp. She would have to have a sentence of 10 years of less to be placed at a camp - and no public safety factors or management variables. (Doubtful she'll have those from what you describe.) There is a women's camp at Victorville in southern California. The sentencing judge can make a recommendation and sometimes it's followed. Sometimes not. If she has co-defendants, that might affect placement also.