Doesn’t this seem a little … counterintuitive? When FBI agents swooped in and arrested Ghislaine Maxwell in a raid last month, people openly wondered how long a jet-setting accused abuser of underage girls would survive if put among all the other inmates. Yesterday, however, Maxwell’s attorneys demanded that prison officials take her from their suicide-watch status and heightened supervision, and put into the general population.
Good luck, Ghislaine:
The letter, obtained by Fox News, claims that Maxwell has been “treated less favorably than a typical pretrial detainee,” which they assume is the result of Jeffery Epstein’s “apparent suicide attempt” in July 2019. The letter also claims that Maxwell has been “subject to suicide watch protocols” that include being “woken up every few hours during the night and being forced to wear special clothing.”
The lawyers point out that their client has never been a risk for suicide but has been kept out of the general population for 36 days.
Maxwell has been in custody for over a month and has been “held under uniquely onerous conditions,” the letter read. She is surveilled 24 hours a day by security cameras that are viewed by both “multiple prison guards, many of whom do not appear to be regular MDC personnel.”
“These prison guards constantly observe Ms. Maxwell and take notes on her every activity, including her phone conversations with defense counsel,” the letter read. They claim the conditions in the jail are infringing on Maxwell’s Sixth Amendment right to participate in her own defense.