Ghislaine Maxwell moved to Florida prison… here are details about her new home
Last month, Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in a U.S prison for sex trafficking after a lengthy and highly publicized trial.
Maxwell was sentenced on four counts of sex trafficking for her then-boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein allegedly committed suicide in his New York prison cell in 2019 while awaiting his own trial for sex trafficking.
Judge Alison J Nathan who presided over the trial called Maxwell’s conduct “heinous and predatory”.
“Ms. Maxwell worked with Epstein to select young victims who were vulnerable and played a pivotal role in facilitating sexual abuse,” she said.
Maxwell and Epstein’s trial cast a dark shadow over Palm Beach and Florida’s history, where Epstein presided.
During her trial and after her sentence was handed down in June, Maxwell was held in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Her attorneys claimed she was deprived of water and fed food with maggots, and subject to “humiliating” body cavity and strip searches.
Now, Maxwell has been transferred to a cushy low-security federal prison in north Florida to serve out her 20-year sex trafficking sentence.
The transfer came after Maxwell’s attorneys requested that she be transferred to a low-security prison in Danbury, Connecticut. The prison is where the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black” was filmed.
In Maxwell’s new prison, she will be required to wake up at 6AM and have a regular job assignment. She will also have to trade in her high-end clothing for khaki pants and a khaki shirt.
There's always a (Tallahassee) Florida angle:
"At the facility in Tallahassee, Maxwell will be expected to wake up at 6 a.m., make her bed, dress in khaki pants and khaki shirt and maintain a regular job assignment." https://t.co/Xc2MeWaVsI
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) July 25, 2022
While the prison will undoubtedly be a downgrade from her past lifestyle, it is considerably nicer than the prison she was housed in in New York.
According to the prison’s website, they offer Pilates, flag football, and yoga to inmates when they are done with their daily work assignments.
The prison also features indoor recreational opportunities including talent shows and an arts and crafts program.
Many people on Twitter were not happy with her new housing arrangements, saying that someone who committed crimes as heinous as she did should not be able to stay in a low-security prison with luxury accomodations.
I’m usually not this guy, but with what she did, she shouldn’t be going to the country club… low security prison isn’t the same as “behind the fence” prison.
— Robbie (@RoBaker8) July 25, 2022
Others speculated that she got the transfer because she “rolled on” Epstein’s clients. After Epstein’s convictions, people eagerly awaited his client list to bring other perpatrators to justice.
It's a sign she might have rolled on many… get a deal like that.
— Planet X (@PlanetX79760286) July 25, 2022
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