Federal prosecutors said Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with facilitating late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of underage girls, is being isolated from other inmates at the Brooklyn jail where she is being held for safety reasons.
“Here, for reasons including safety, security, and the orderly functioning of the facility, [Bureau of Prisons] has made the determination that, at present, the defendant should not be fully integrated into the dorm-style accommodations of the general population,” the Thursday letter from the prosecutors to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan read.
In an earlier letter on Aug. 10, Maxwell’s attorneys objected to her being on round-the-clock surveillance and subject to several body scans at the Metropolitan Detention Center despite being taken off suicide watch, requesting she be immersed into the general prison population.
Prosecutors also granted Maxwell 13 hours a day to review materials for her case scheduled to be heard in July 2021, as opposed to 3 hours.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and eventually abuse three girls and at times participating in the abuse from 1994-1997 and committing perjury for lying to investigators in Epstein’s case.
In the Thursday letter, prosecutors said Maxwell's attorney asked the court to identify three alleged victims named in Maxwell’s indictment, which prosecutors called "at best premature given that the production of discovery, on the schedule agreed to by the defendant, has just begun."