Ghislaine Maxwell was in custody in the Metropolitan Detention Center for 23 months. Now her sentence has been announced and the Epstein accomplice is to move.

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for five offences, the most serious of which is “trafficking of minors for abusive purposes”. Together with Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in custody in 2019, the court is convinced that she sexually assaulted women who were then underage and forced them to engage in sexual activity.

For the past 23 months, Maxwell has been in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. At trial, she claimed, among other things, that her “filthy and tiny cell” was infested with rats and that guards groped her during body scans. She also claims to have been deliberately deprived of sleep by being woken up with a flashlight every 15 minutes. The 60-year-old also claimed that she was given “rancid” food and was even said to have been denied soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush. They are generally treated – as their lawyers put it – like Hannibal Lecter, the fictional psychopath in the movie The Silence of the Lambs. Much of this, she suspected, was intended to interfere with her ability to prepare for her trial.

The public prosecutor declared these allegations to be untrue. She reportedly spent hours each day on the phone with lawyers and used a computer to prepare for the trial. She is said to have even had her own shower and a television in her cell. Finally, Maxwell was placed under special observation because there was a suspicion of a suicidal endangerment. Maxwell received her final sentence of 20 years on the last Tuesday in June. That means she’ll be out of custody in Brooklyn. The court suggested that Danbury Federal Correctional Institution should be the place of detention once the inmate’s mental health was determined to be stable and suicidal.

There are many things to do in Ghislaine Maxwell’s new prison

In contrast to the prison in Brooklyn, however, this prison is designed to be more pleasant. The British Daily Mail reports a “wide range of hobby crafts and music for inmates, as well as circuit training, gardening, aerobics and fitness for those over 50. There is also a library and chapel Spend the rest of the time roaming the facility. The prison has its own running track, baseball field, and manicured lawn with trees and walkways.”

The choice of institution is based on where Maxwell would like to live after being released. The prison Danbury Federal Correctional Institution is also said to have been a template for the fictional “Litchfield Correctional Institution” in the well-known prison series “Orange Is the New Black”.

Quelle: “Daily Mail”, “Bloomberg”