Attorney Bobby Sternheim wrote, “Despite cell-in-camera camera surveillance, Ms. Maxwell’s sleep is interrupted every 15 minutes when she wakes up with a flashlight to see if she is breathing.”
Maxwell, who is awaiting his trial at the Metropolitan Detection Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York, is actually solitary imprisonment under the most restrictive circumstances “by legal sanctions”.
Maxwell is “highly and aggressively searched” and monitored 24 hours per day, his lawyer says, which is more restrictive than prisoners convicted of terrorism or capital murder.
Sternheim requested that U.S. District Judge Allison Nathan order the MDC’s warden to address the court regarding Maxwell’s terms of detention.
Maxwell was placed in quarantine earlier this week, after a staff member who works in his area of the detention center tested positive for Kovid-19. She tested negative for the virus, according to a letter from federal prosecutors presented in court, and is not showing any symptoms.
Maxwell’s lawyers have argued that Maxwell has never been referred to as suicidal and that current conditions misbehave with him.