NEW YORK – The Federal Bureau of Prisons mentioned Ghislaine Maxwell is being handled the identical as different inmates at her Brooklyn jail, rejecting her legal professionals’ declare she was subjected to unduly restrictive circumstances.
As Maxwell ready a brand new bail utility, the bureau’s legal professionals mentioned in a letter launched on Monday that the 58-year-old British socialite “stays in good well being” regardless of a Covid-19 outbreak on the Metropolitan Detention Heart.
Maxwell has been jailed since July, when she pleaded not responsible to serving to the late financier Jeffrey Epstein recruit and abuse underage ladies within the Nineteen Nineties and mendacity underneath oath about her function.
Attorneys for the jail bureau mentioned Maxwell is served three regular meals a day and retains her weight round 134 kilos.
They mentioned she has entry to recreation, computer systems and TV, can work on her protection for a lot of the day, and makes her allotted eight hours a month of social calls.
Maxwell’s legal professionals had complained of unequal therapy, saying she has been “excessively and invasively searched,” and woken up each quarter-hour to make sure she was nonetheless alive.
In response, the letter mentioned inmates “are topic to searches, together with physique scanners,” and that Brooklyn jail officers test cells in a single day with flashlights “to make sure inmates are nonetheless respiratory and never in misery.”
Maxwell’s legal professionals are anticipated by Tuesday to submit a brand new bail utility to U.S. District Decide Alison Nathan.
The choose had denied bail on July 14, agreeing with prosecutors that Maxwell posed a considerable flight danger.
Maxwell has been in custody since her July 2 arrest at a New Hampshire residence the place prosecutors mentioned she had been hiding. She faces as much as 35 years in jail at her scheduled July 2021 trial.
Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking fees.