Sex fiend Ghislaine Maxwell lives the life in prison as traumatized victims suffer
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly enjoying her time in prison, where the disgraced former socialite is expected to spend the next 20 years.
Maxwell, 60, was put behind bars earlier this year after being found guilty of recruiting underage girls for her pedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein. She was initially jailed in the Metropolitan Detention Centre in New York, but has now been pictured enjoying the sun and exercising on the grounds of her new prison in Florida, FCI Tallahassee. Maxwell was photographed running on the prison's outdoor track in a grey t-shirt, matching sweat shorts, and trainers. She was reportedly also seen laughing "hysterically" with other inmates at the low-security prison.
A source told The Mirror that Maxwell has built a reputation for being a “fitness fanatic” and often races against younger prisoners. “She runs almost every day, and when not jogging on the track, she will walk with one of her friends," they said. “For her age, she is incredibly active and does a 40 minutes session completing lap after lap without stopping before she needs to be back inside. She is happy to be allowed out in the open once again, where she has at least some semblance of freedom. When not working in the law library, she stays outside in the sun for hours." The insider added, "She is very, very sociable.”
Maxwell appears to be enjoying her new home after spending more than 500 days inside New York's dreaded Metropolitan Detention Centre (MDC) following her sentencing in June. "I saw the sunlight for the first time, and I saw grass for the first time. So that was lovely," she said shortly after her arrival at the Florida facility. "And the food is actually better here by a large margin." According to The Mirror, Maxwell is in FCI Tallahassee as her offenses are too severe for her to be placed in an open prison, which is the usual destination for white-collar criminals. However, her new prison is a far cry from the Gulag -- boasting of a running track, a softball pitch, a basketball court, and manicured gardens. Maxwell -- inmate 02879-509 -- is expected to be held there until May 17, 2037, per the Bureau of Prisons.
Maxwell repeatedly complained about her treatment at MDC. Her family even petitioned the United Nations at one point, highlighting difficult conditions including her being deprived of sleep by guards at the jail. She was apparently repeatedly searched throughout the day and claimed she was inappropriately touched by guards on numerous occasions during the searches. Furthermore, her lawyers claimed another inmate had placed a $1 million bounty on her head at one point.
After settling into Tallahassee, Maxwell acknowledged how much better she was being treated. "Everybody here so far has been extremely professional, and I have not experienced any of the gross violations of my rights that I experienced at MDC," she told the Daily Mail in a recent interview. "I don't feel unsafe. And I am perfectly able to live and work here."
A typical day for the British media heiress starts before sunlight. She is reportedly served breakfast between 5.30 and 6.30 am – typically a muffin, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, and milk – before she heads to her job where she works Monday to Thursday. Maxwell is expected to have her bed made by 7.30 am and be "inspection ready" while dressed in her work uniform – a shirt and matching khaki trousers. She is allowed to wear her own clothes outside these hours and on the weekend. Maxwell is served lunch between 11 am and 11.30 am and dinner between 4.30 pm and 5 pm. What's more? She is offered roast beef, mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables for her evening meal on weekends.
It's worth noting that FCI Tallahassee is just a few hours from Epstein's Palm Beach mansion, where Maxwell lured and groomed minor girls to be abused by the pedophile. Maxwell was sentenced in June after being found guilty of recruiting his victims and trafficking underage girls for him to sexually abuse. While she appears to enjoy her new life in prison, her victims continue to suffer from the trauma they underwent. Epstein -- a former Wall Street financier and convicted sex offender -- died under mysterious circumstances in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019, while awaiting his own sex trafficking trial.