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Crime Ghislaine Maxwell is woken up in her cell every 15 minutes by flashlight to see if 'she is breathing,' her lawyer says

18:25  25 november  2020
18:25  25 november  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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She faces up to 35 years in jail if convicted. Ms Sternheim said her client faced restrictions unmatched by other prisoners and claimed she had been "Despite non-stop in- cell camera surveillance, Ms Maxwell 's sleep is disrupted every 15 minutes when she is awakened by a flashlight to ascertain

The months she spent behind bars since her arrest on July 2, 2020, were "de facto solitary confinement," the lawyer said , arguing that And despite non-stop in- cell camera surveillance, Ms. Maxwell 's sleep is disrupted every 15 minutes when she is awakened by a flashlight to ascertain

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein who is accused of grooming and abusing underage girls, is woken up every 15 minutes to see if she's alive, according to a letter filed by her attorney Tuesday.

a person posing for the camera: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images) © Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

"Despite non-stop in-cell camera surveillance Ms. Maxwell's sleep is disrupted every 15 minutes when she is awakened by a flashlight to ascertain whether she is breathing," attorney Bobbi Sternheim wrote.

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GHISLAINE Maxwell , Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam, is woken with a flashlight in her jail cell every 15 minutes to ensure she does not take her life like he did, her lawyers have said . In a letter on Tuesday, Maxwell ’s lawyer Bobbi Sternheim detailed the aggressive checkups his client apparently

Most likely this is her and her lawyers just complaining for whatever reason. But I'm sure her lawyers also exaggerating for media points. If they check on you every 15 min I think the guards are just shining a flashlight into her cell and her lawyer is making it sound as if she 's being tortured to

Maxwell, who is awaiting her trial at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York, is "in de facto solitary confinement under the most restrictive conditions," according to her legal counsel.

Maxwell is "excessively and invasively searched" and monitored 24 hours per day, treatment her lawyer says is more restrictive than prisoners convicted of terrorism or capital murder.

Sternheim requested that US District Judge Alison Nathan order the MDC's warden to address the court regarding the conditions of Maxwell's detention.

Maxwell was placed in quarantine earlier this week after a staff member who works in her area of the detention center tested positive for Covid-19. She tested negative for the virus, and is showing no symptoms, according to a letter from federal prosecutors submitted to the court.

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Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell , is woken up every 15 minutes in her jail cell to make sure that she is alive, Maxwell 's lawyer "Despite non-stop in- cell camera surveillance, Ms Maxwell 's sleep is disrupted every 15 minutes when she is awakened by a flashlight to ascertain

Ghislaine Maxwell faces more restrictive conditions than convicted terrorists, her lawyers says . (Reuters: Jane Rosenberg). A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell — a British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse — says her client is woken

According to previous court filings, Maxwell is being monitored by jail psychologists for several hours a day without her knowledge.

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.

Maxwell, 58, was arrested on July 2 and charged with recruiting, grooming and ultimately abusing three alleged victims, including a girl as young as 14 years old. Maxwell pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Judge Nathan denied Maxwell bail after finding her a flight risk.

In August the judge denied Maxwell's request to be moved to the general jail population, saying changes to her confinement were unnecessary at that time. Her trial is scheduled for July.

Maxwell's lawyers have argued that Maxwell has never been diagnosed as suicidal and the current conditions treat her unfairly.

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MIAMI — Jeffrey Epstein's onetime romantic partner and alleged sex trafficking accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell is expected to renew her request to be released on bail, which was originally denied after she was arrested in July. Maxwell has been housed since then at the Metropolitan Detention Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn as she awaits trial on four charges of sexual trafficking of a minor and two counts of perjury. The revelation came in a letter filed by federal prosecutors Wednesday who said they anticipated Maxwell would make the request in a private meeting she had requested with prosecutors before U.S. District Judge Alison J.

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