The Daily Mail reports that Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to a low-security prison to serve out her 20-year prison sentence.
In December, Maxwell was found guilty of helping the late Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted pedophile, to carry out his crimes.
During the trial, her victims – some of whom were only young teenagers at the time that they encountered Epstein – testified that Maxwell lured them to Epstein. A jury ended up finding her guilty of five out of the six charges that she faced, the most serious of which is the sex trafficking of minors.
As a result, the disgraced 60-year-old British socialite has been hit with a 20-year prison sentence.
Maxwell has been held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, ever since she was arrested in July of 2020.
Over the past two years, Maxwell has complained a lot about the way she was treated there. She complained, for example, that prison personnel would shine lights into her cell every 15 minutes, that she was filmed at all times, and that she was subjected to invasive searches, among other things.
Now that Maxwell has been convicted and sentenced, she has been moved to a prison. She was hoping to get put into the Federal Correction Institute (FCI) in Danbury, Connecticut. But, she has actually been sent to FCI Tallahassee in Florida.
In a way, it is fitting, since this Florida prison isn’t too far from Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, where many of the crimes were said to have been carried out.
Maxwell’s prison life
FCI Tallahassee is a low-security prison. It houses a little over 750 inmates – all women.
Life for Maxwell will be highly regimented there. She must wear a certain uniform with identification. She must wake up at a certain time, and so on. But, overall, it doesn’t appear to be that bad of life for Maxwell.
Reports indicate that Maxwell has been teaching other inmates Yoga and English. She will be able to jog on a track, which she likes to do. She will be able to continue her quest to learn Russian, and so on.
The only bad news for Maxwell seems to be that she has no choice but to do this for the next 20 years, or at least until her first elible parole in July of 2037. Maxwell, though, is expected to appeal her conviction and sentence.