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Ghislaine Maxwell Must Be Reminded To Clean Her Cell ‘Very Dirty’, Federal Prosecutors Say
Manhattan federal prosecutors responded after an attorney for Ghislaine Maxwell complained about his “damaging” conditions last month, saying in a letter filed Tuesday that the real problem appears to be that he did not clean his “very dirty” cell and did not flushed the toilet. The letter came in response to a complaint sent to a federal judge in February by a British socialite lawyer. Maxwell, who is facing trial for grooming and trafficking girls for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, claimed she was forced to drink water. dirty from the tap. and eating unheated meals and being “physically abused” by a guard during a search at the Metropolitan Detention Center. “The general conditions of detention have had a detrimental impact on Ms. Maxwell’s general health and well-being; and she is fading into a shell of what she was before: losing weight, losing hair and losing her ability to concentrate, ”defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim wrote to US District Judge Alison Nathan. However, federal prosecutors in Manhattan paint a very different picture. In her presentation Tuesday, they say Maxwell is at a healthy weight, has no noticeable hair loss, received the COVID vaccine, and appears to sleep through nightly check-ups, but she has been warned of cleanliness issues herself. The abusive search was “unfounded,” prosecutors wrote, before adding that detention staff warned the 59-year-old woman about her alleged refusal to keep her jail cell clean or even flush the toilet. His ex-me ‘in prison “Following the defense attorney’s complaint in his letter dated February 16, 2021 about an improperly conducted search, the MDC conducted an investigation and found that, contrary to what the defendant, the record in question was actually registered. entirely with a handheld camera, “states a footnote in the letter filed by Assistant United States Attorneys Maurene Comey, Alison Moe and Lara Pomerantz.” After reviewing the camera footage, the MDC concluded that the search was carried out appropriately and the defendant’s complaint about that incident was unfounded, ”his letter says. “The MDC’s legal counsel further confirmed that all the searches of the defendant are videotaped.” The government letter added that after Maxwell’s abuse report, MDC staff ordered the heir to “clean her cell because it had become so dirty.” Among other things, MDC staff pointed out that the accused frequently did not flush the toilet after using it, which made the cell smell bad, ”the presentation continues. “Furthermore, the defendant had not cleaned her cell in some time, which made the cell increasingly dirty. MDC staff ordered the defendant to clean her cell in response to the smell and dirt, not in retaliation for complaining about a particular search. ” Prosecutors also say Maxwell has plenty of time to call his attorneys and, with access to a desktop and laptop 13 hours a day, seven days a week, “he continues to get more time to review the discovery than anyone else. recluse”. MDC also checked Maxwell’s email account after he claimed jail staff deleted his messages prematurely. “That examination revealed that the defendant had deleted some of her emails herself and had archived others,” the letter states. “That examination revealed no evidence to suggest that MDC staff deleted any of the defendant’s emails.” (Per Bureau of Prisons policy, inmate emails are deleted every six months, per file notes.) Maxwell is allowed out of his cell from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and while in the day room, prosecutors say, “he has exclusive access to the MDC desktop computer, laptop, a television, a phone to make social or lawyer calls and a shower. “You are allowed” outdoor recreation every day, although you have the option of declining that recreation time if you wish, “adds the government. “The defendant also has as much time, if not more, as any other MDC inmate to communicate with their attorneys.” Prosecutors say they were informed by MDC’s legal counsel that Maxwell’s meals are heated in a thermal oven and that the facility’s water is New York City Tap Water. When the city performs maintenance, they say, inmates receive bottled water. “MDC’s legal advisor emphasized that MDC staff, including legal staff, drink the same tap water from the same water system as the defendant while at the institution,” their letter reads. Last week, Maxwell’s legal team addressed the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to secure his release from the MDC. The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has refused to grant you bail three times because it believes there is a flight risk. In his motion for pretrial release, Maxwell’s attorney, David Oscar Markus, compared her to other convicted sex offenders who were granted pretrial bail. , including Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein. Markus also referenced the fictional serial killer from The Silence of the Lambs. “Since her arrest, Ms. Maxwell has faced nightmarish conditions,” the motion reads. “Although she is a model prisoner who poses no danger to society and has done literally nothing to provoke ‘special’ treatment, she is kept in isolation, suitable conditions for Hannibal Lecter, but not a 59-year-old woman who does not represent a threat to anyone. . ”Read more at The Daily Beast. Get our top news delivered to your inbox every day. 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