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Mon Jul 25, 2022, 09:36 AM

Ghislaine Maxwell moved to low-security prison in Florida


Ghislaine Maxwell has been sent to a low-security prison to serve her 20-year prison sentence for procuring teenage girls to be abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The 60-year-old has been moved to FCI Tallahassee in Florida, according to the Bureau of Prisons. She will be eligible for release on 17 July 2037.
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Her lawyers repeatedly complained that conditions at the Brooklyn jail were “reprehensible”. They claimed Maxwell was subjected to such invasive surveillance that it “rivals scenes of Dr Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration” from the film The Silence of the Lambs.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/25/ghislaine-maxwell-moved-to-low-security-prison-in-florida-epstein
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I'm sure she's enjoying the pool and tennis courts in her new cushy low security prison. It's all about the money - any regular individual would have been thrown in the stir and that would have been it. People like Ghislaine and Martha Stewart get a time out with private rooms.

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Reply Ghislaine Maxwell moved to low-security prison in Florida (Original post)
infullview Jul 2022 OP
EYESORE 9001 Jul 2022 #1
niyad Jul 2022 #3
Rebl2 Jul 2022 #6
spooky3 Jul 2022 #7
FloridaDAR Jul 2022 #9
imaginary girl Jul 2022 #10
infullview Jul 2022 #13
Abnredleg Jul 2022 #2
onetexan Jul 2022 #4
GregariousGroundhog Jul 2022 #11
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2022 #5
GregariousGroundhog Jul 2022 #8
infullview Jul 2022 #14
Marcuse Jul 2022 #12
YorkRd Jul 2022 #15
rownesheck Jul 2022 #16

Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 09:48 AM

1. I don't believe Martha Stewart deserves to be mentioned

in the same breath as that reprehensible human trafficking accomplice.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:07 AM

3. Thank you. I was going to mention that.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:32 AM

6. Absolutely

Martha Stewart should not be mentioned in the same breath.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:35 AM

7. Agree. MS's offense was minor and others doing the same served no time.

There was evidence of sexism and politics in her case.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:43 AM

9. Thank you.

To mention Martha Stewart as relating to this despicable woman is horrendous.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:50 AM

10. +1

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 11:22 AM

13. I was only making a monetary comparison.

Sorry if you were offended by that.

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 09:49 AM

2. Not quite the country club you make it out to be

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:14 AM

4. Why a fed prison on FLA? Hmmm

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Response to onetexan (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:55 AM

11. Probably due to population issues

The defense asked the judge to recommend FCI Danbury, which is the closest federal correctional institution for women to Ghislaine's previous residence. The judge complied, but the Bureau of Prisons assigned her to FCI Tallahassee for whatever reason. I imagine the prison's population being the primary factor.

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:21 AM

5. Well, low security is also cheaper to operate than mid and high security detention

Feds would prefer to put people in low security if it's suitable for the case.

I'm sure it's a fairly complicated decision weighing a whole host of factors, but the biggest one is ... cost.

I can imagine that, fairly or not, a person's personal wealth probably plays at least a little bit into that calculation by the government.

Along with politics somewhat, like 'if this person escapes, might they go on a killing spree that makes us look horrible' type of thing.

There's probably also statistics that show that people (esp. 60+ yo women) who have a bunch of money to go home to ... tend to be 'better' prisoners in the ways that are important to the government's bottom-line.

As a taxpayer, I tend to appreciate that

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:41 AM

8. Your comment about being all about the money is off base

You can read through the Bureau of Prison's security classification document if you would like:
https://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5100_008cn.pdf

The "sex offender" public security factor is probably what get her put into a low-security prison; it doesn't appear like Ghislaine has enough security points to move her up from minimum-security to low-security.

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Response to GregariousGroundhog (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 11:25 AM

14. Looks damned cushy for a prison

I went to the web site and looked at list after list of on-site services and activities. Doesn't sound awful. The real insult is we have to pay to put a roof over that woman's head and feed her with full medical services etc.. We should treat the homeless this well.

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 10:58 AM

12. Probably a DOJ deal to keep the Johns anonymous except for Randy Windsor and Professor Underpants.

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 11:29 AM

15. Maxwell is child rapist!

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Response to infullview (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2022, 11:37 AM

16. She's probably being moved

to minimum security in the hopes she'll "commit suicide".

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