Will coronavirus free Ghislaine Maxwell from jail?

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have said they will ask the judge to ensure Maxwell is held without bail, arguing that her three passports and millions of dollars make her a flight risk. But one former federal prosecutor told The New York Daily News that she has a good chance of release due to the coronavirus.

“She’s got a 25% to 40% chance of getting out due to coronavirus,” said David Weinstein, a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, told the paper. “She’s got a much better chance than Epstein had of getting out.”

Jails and prisons around the US have been releasing some detainees in an attempt to prevent coronavirus outbreaks.

Some high-profile inmates — like President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, Michael Avenatti, and Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine – have benefited from these policies.