Maxwell transferred to federal prison in Florida – The OlxPraca

By Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo concerned body

NEW YORK – Jet-setting socialite-turned-convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is headed to Florida to serve a 20-year federal prison sentence for helping financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. – Returning to the same state, but far from it. A posh lifestyle, where he committed some of his crimes.

Maxwell, 60, was transferred last week to FCI Tallahassee, a low-security federal prison in Florida’s capital, where he has spent the past two years under close supervision in light of Epstein’s 2019 prison suicide, the federal bureau said. Jails said.

It was unclear whether Maxwell would be placed in restrictive housing or under other special precautions, given his notoriety and longstanding concerns about his well-being behind bars.
Maxwell, who was convicted in Manhattan last December and sentenced in June, has repeatedly complained about his treatment at his home, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, since his July 2020 arrest.

Maxwell and his lawyers complained that prison officers were shining a light in his cell every 15 minutes, disturbing his sleep, and subjecting him to hundreds of searches and pat-downs. She also claimed that a guard at the Brooklyn facility physically abused her and was punished for complaining.

A message was left with Maxwell’s attorneys seeking comment.

Maxwell, who once worked with royals, presidents and billionaires as the daughter of a British publishing magnate, was convicted of luring teenage girls to molest Epstein.

His month-long trial featured gruesome accounts of the sexual abuse of girls as young as 14 years old, recounted by four women who met Epstein in Florida, New York and New Mexico in the 1990s and early 2000s. Abused as teenagers in palatial homes.

Maxwell’s new home, FCI Tallahassee, is about 360 miles (580 km) from Epstein’s demolished mansion in glitzy Palm Beach where prosecutors say some of the abuse took place.

Opened in 1938, the prison houses about 820 male and female inmates. According to an inmate handbook, inmates at the facility have access to a wide range of classes and activities, including painting, leather, art and ceramics, musical instruments, team sports such as softball, basketball and volleyball.

The prison also offers yoga, Pilates, movies and inmate talent shows, according to prison consulting firm Zokis Consulting Group.

Maxwell joins a short list of notable people who have spent time at FCI Tallahassee, including Maria Butina, the Russian secret agent who tried to infiltrate conservative American political groups, and Colleen LaRose, who Known as “Jihad Jain” for providing material support. Terrorist Butina was released in 2019 and sent to Russia. LaRose was released in 2018.

Like many federal prisons, as reported by the Associated Press, FCI Tallahassee has had its share of employees committing crimes in recent years — including sexually abusing inmates.