Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell complains about prison conditions
New York: The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while awaiting trial on charges that she procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse a quarter-century ago, her lawyers said Tuesday.
Through the lawyers, Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, asked a judge to help improve her treatment in a Brooklyn federal lockup, saying “uniquely onerous conditions” limit her computer access and frustrate her ability to provide for a trial scheduled for next July.
They said she should be housed in the general population at the Metropolitan Detention Centre rather than under restrictions that would limit her time outside her cell to three hours a day.
“As a result of what occurred with Mr. Epstein, Ms. Maxwell is being treated worse than other similarly situated pretrial detainees, which significantly impacts her ability to prepare a defence and be ready for trial,” the lawyers wrote.