Ghislane Maxwell, on charges of helping the deceased pedophile, has been denied access to most of her wishful penitentiary revision requests, as her offer to transport herself to a general prison population has been clearly denied by a federal judge this week.
Maxwell is facing charges spanning from gathering, grooming, and sexually/physically abusing minor girls alongside her dead boyfriend, the infamous Jeffrey Epstein.The former socialite wanted to remove herself from the high-security jail that she is currently incarcerated in at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Denying the request, US District Court Judge Alison Nathan pointed to the fact that the jail has been granting her a very loose control, as she was given 13 hours a day, seven days a week to go through her legal defense materials.
“Should facts on the ground change such that the Defendant is not being provided sufficient access to her legal materials, defense counsel may seek intervention by the Court,” the judge wrote.The judge also rejected Maxwell’s earlier request to modify prison surveillance, claiming she was secretly being observed and analysed by psychologists.
The judge dismissed her claims, noting that she “has provided the Court with no evidence, and no reason to believe, that the surveillance measures are motivated by improper purposes.”
Maxwell, 58, was arrested on July 2 and charged with recruiting, grooming and ultimately abusing three alleged victims.
Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been detained until her trial, which is set for July 2021.
The stepped-up security follows Epstein’s death last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges at a different federal facility, Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Epstein died by suicide.Two guards were napping and online shopping while they were supposed to be observing Epstein, according to prosecutors, who charged them with filing false records.
The guards have pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors told the judge that the Bureau of Prisons decided against moving Maxwell for “reasons including safety, security, and the orderly functioning of the facility.
At the time, prosecutors said Maxwell would be moved into the general population “if and when (the Bureau of Prisons) is assured that such placement would not pose a threat to the orderly operation of the institution. ”
The judge also rejected Maxwell’s request to learn the identilty of the three accusers in the indictment, saying it was premature.
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