Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to low-security prison in Florida

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a low-security prison in Florida to serve out a 20-year sentence for her role in Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons,. the 60-year-old Maxwell is currently listed as an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee and was moved on Friday.

Maxwell’s attorneys had requested she serve her time in Danbury, Conn., according to court records filed in the Southern District of New York.  They argued that Maxwell received harsh treatment at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn because of her association with Epstein.

The North Florida prison, which houses more than 700 female inmates, will find Maxwell required to wake up at 6 a.m., dress in khaki pants and shirt and perform certain chores. The prison offers a number of activities including yoga, basketball, cooking and painting, according to FCI Tallahassee’s handbook.  However Duncan Levin, a former federal prosecutor in New York who was not involved in the case, said: “There is nothing cushy about Maxwell’s designation. She is going to be surrounded by barbed wire and fences.”

Maxwell was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay a $750,000 fine, after being convicted by a jury in December on five of six counts relating to the sex trafficking scheme in which she was accused of procuring young girls to be sexually abused by Epstein. The former British socialite was found guilty of sex trafficking minors, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related conspiracy counts.  According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Maxwell will be eligible for release in July 2037.

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