Ghislaine Maxwell placed on suicide watch in solitary confinement days before sentencing

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Ghislaine Maxwell, who worked with Jeffery Epstein, was placed on suicide watch days before her sentencing for sex trafficking and conspiracy crimes. In a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathon, Maxwell’s attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, said her client was placed on suicide watch at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Ghislaine Maxwell

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Ghislaine Maxwell

Sternheim said this happened “without a psychological assessment and without a reason.” She was wearing a “suicide gown,” he said. This piece of cloth cannot be turned into a sling. Maxwell is held alone in a room.

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Sternheim has asked that Maxwell’s sentence be postponed until later. On June 28, the 60-year-old is scheduled to appear in court again. The public prosecutor demands a prison sentence of at least 30 years. Maxwell is being held in the general population area of ​​a prison, where a fellow inmate has threatened to kill her. A source told the Daily Mail that a woman told everyone she would kill Ghislaine for a million dollars.

Sternheim has said that Maxwell is not even allowed to hold a pen or paper while he is in solitary confinement. “If Ms. Maxwell remains on suicide watch, is not allowed to read legal materials before sentencing, does not get enough sleep, and does not have enough time to meet and speak with her attorney, we will officially move to an adjournment on Monday,” Sternheim wrote in the letter.

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While Epstein was in prison, he may have killed himself. On December 29, 2021, Maxwell was found guilty of several years of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Epstein. Maxwell was found guilty on almost all charges. The most serious charge against him was sex trafficking with minors, which can earn him up to 40 years in prison.

Maxwell was also found guilty of conspiring to get a minor to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity, conspiring to transport a minor with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity, conspiring to transport a minor with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity transport, engage in illegal sexual activity, and conspired to expel minors for sex. The maximum penalty for the first and second charges is five years in prison. The maximum sentence for the third count is 10 years in prison, and the maximum sentence for the fourth count is five years. She was found not guilty of count 2 of attempting to trick a minor into traveling to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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US prosecutors dropped the criminal case against two Manhattan jailers who guarded convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself. The case has been ongoing since December last year. Even the guards admitted they changed records. In 2019, Epstein died while in federal custody. It looks like he killed himself. The 66-year-old man was charged with sex trafficking and could have served up to 45 years in prison. Noel and Thomas, the guards, were sitting just five meters from Epstein’s cell on the night he is said to have killed himself. Both worked overtime. They could have been paying attention, but instead they shopped online and took breaks. Wardens later admitted they “deliberately and knowingly” lied on forms and said they screened inmates on the night of the suicide in 2019, when they said they didn’t.

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