Ghislaine Maxwell filed more than 100 complaints about prison conditions

Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has filed more than 100 complaints during her time behind bars, alleging everything from excessive body cavity searches to invasive shower surveillance, according to a new report.

Maxwell, who is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of serving as a ruthless maid to the late sex offender, spent 22 months in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

New court documents show Maxwell has complained of an increased number of “humiliating” body cavity and body searches, according to the report.

She also claims that she was handcuffed to a chair while watching TV and that prison staff filmed her 24 hours a day – even in the shower.

Maxwell’s attorneys note that another inmate threatened to strangle her while she slept and that she feared being shot by a sniper.

Her legal team contends that the terms of her incarceration should qualify her for a lighter sentence if convicted.

Maxwell, who is due to learn her fate later this month, faces a maximum of 55 years in prison.

The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), operated by the US Federal Bureau of Prisons, is pictured in Brooklyn, New York, USA on December 8, 2020.
Ghislaine Maxwell spent 22 months at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
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Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York.
Ghislaine Maxwell claims prison staff film her all the time, even when she’s in the shower.
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Her attorneys are urging Judge Alison Nathan to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison, the report said.

They emphasize their “humiliating” incarceration in the murky Brooklyn jail and are pushing for a far more lenient sentence than the 20 years Epstein was awarded.

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Maxwell’s legal team argued the socialite was traumatized by her late father, Robert.
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Her team has also highlighted what they portray as their traumatic upbringing under their father, the late newspaper mogul Robert Maxwell.

Epstein, they argue, manipulated Maxwell into imprisoning young girls for his personal pleasure and that their generous nature made it difficult to refuse his requests.

She was transferred from solitary confinement to a general population cell in May.

Lawyers say security cameras monitored Maxwell’s movements 24 hours a day, while an “additional hand-held camera … followed her while she was under constant surveillance by multiple prison guards who scrutinized her every movement, even while she was showering.”

The lights in her cell were left on day and night and a flashlight was shone in her eye every 15 minutes to ensure she did not suffer the same fate as Epstein, whose death was ruled a suicide, it is claimed.

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising, featuring a performance by Rod Stewart at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City.
Maxwell’s attorneys argue that she should not bear the brunt of the sentence intended for Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial.
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Her attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, adds: “She was subjected to an inordinate number of physical searches on a daily basis: strip searches, strip searches.

“Sometimes searches have been conducted in an inappropriate manner and have been particularly painful, degrading (sic) and intimidating, such as having her breasts and genitals touched in a rough and reckless manner.”

As a vegan, Maxwell was reportedly provided with meals that were “lean (sic), stale, often rancid and undrinkable” and the tap water in her cell was “smelly and undrinkable.”

Maxwell’s legal team has likened her pre-trial detention to punishing terrorists and Mexican drug lord “El Chapo.”

Prosecutors in the case will present their own submissions on Maxwell’s verdict this week. Ghislaine Maxwell filed more than 100 complaints about prison conditions


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