Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to low-security federal prison in Florida

Ghislaine Maxwell, the convicted sex trafficker who helped lure victims to Jeffery Epstein to be sexually abused, was transferred this week to a low-security prison in Florida, where she will serve out her 20-year sentence.

Maxwell was transferred from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, to Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee on Friday.  Maxwell had been detained in Brooklyn since her arrest in 2020. She is scheduled to remain at the Tallahassee facility until July 17, 2037, according to the Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator

Maxwell’s life in prison, according to the prison handbook, will be strictly regimented. The handbook says a typical day starts at 6:30AM, at which time inmates are given one hour to clean their areas and make their beds. They are subject to multiple contraband checks and head counts a day, during which time they are often required to stand next to their beds silently. If inmates are found in possession of contraband or items that are not approved, they are subject to disciplinary action. 

Maxwell will be required to wear the prison-issued jumpsuit at all times, and will be allowed to wear shorts and shirt during recreational time. Mealtimes are strictly scheduled, and no smoking or drinking alcohol is permitted. Visitation is limited to immediate family and lawyers only. Inmates who exhibit good behavior may be rewarded with the ability to attend yoga and pilates classes, watch movies, and participate in other activities outside the daily schedule.

Maxwell’s attorneys complained that she was subject to mistreatment in her Brooklyn detention facility as officers flashed lights into her cell “every 15 minutes” and prevented her from sleeping. 




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