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Ghislaine Maxwell is serving time in Giudice’s celebrity prison, Hill

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Jeffrey Epstein with his abuse of young girls – but she won’t have a hard time in maximum security.

On Tuesday, Judge Alison Nathan recommended the disgraced British socialite, 60, be taken to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut – a low-security facility 55 miles north of New York City.

Maxwell won’t be the first famous convict to be incarcerated in the jail, as FCI Danbury has hosted a slew of other A-list inmates, including singer Lauryn Hill and Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice.

Author Piper Kerman also spent 13 months at the facility before writing her best-selling memoir, Orange Is the New Black, based on her time there. The book was later turned into the Netflix series of the same name.

Since her arrest in 2020, Maxwell has been detained at Brooklyn’s notorious Metropolitan Detention Center, where she has complained of poor food, poor sleeping conditions and “creepy” guards.

FCI Danbury will feel like “Disneyland” in comparison, a prisons expert told the Daily Mail.

Ghislaine Maxwell is expected to serve her 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut.  The low-security prison previously housed Teresa Giudice (top right) and Lauryn Hill (bottom right).
Ghislaine Maxwell is expected to serve her 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. The low-security prison previously housed Teresa Giudice (top right) and Lauryn Hill (bottom right).
Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Jeffrey Epstein with his abuse of young girls.  She pictured with the deceased pedophile in a 2000s photo.
Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping Jeffrey Epstein with his abuse of young girls. She is pictured with the deceased pedophile in a photo taken in the 2000s.
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Located 55 miles north of New York City, the prison has housed a number of very famous inmates.
Located 55 miles north of New York City, the prison has housed a number of very famous inmates.
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The prison, which was described as “cozy” by a Reddit user, currently houses 1,024 inmates and features activities like hobby crafts, music, circuit training and aerobics. A new $25 million wing for female inmates was completed in late 2016.

Aside from the inspirational Orange Is the New Black, the prison has also been referenced in several other TV shows.

Nancy Botwin, the fictional protagonist of the hit Showtime series “Weeds”, served at FCI Danbury. Meanwhile, Suits character Mike Ross has been sentenced to life in prison for the sixth season of the legal drama.

Lauryn Hill, 47, spent three months with FCI Danbury in 2012 for failing to file tax returns and reporting income of $2.3 million.
Lauryn Hill, 47, spent three months with FCI Danbury in 2012 for failing to file tax returns and reporting income of $2.3 million.
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Teresa Giudice spent a year behind bars at FCI Danbury in 2015.  She described the experience as "Hell."
Teresa Giudice spent a year behind bars at FCI Danbury in 2015. She described the experience as “hell.”
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Despite serving as pop culture fodder for fictional criminals, it’s the real-life inmates that have sparked interest in FCI Danbury.

Six-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill, 47, spent three months there in 2012 for not filing taxes and reporting $2.3 million in income.

Meanwhile, Teresa Giudice served a year behind bars at FCI Danbury from January to December 2015 after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and mail fraud in a scheme with her husband Joe.

After her release, Giudice spoke about her conviction, saying the jail’s reputation as a plush celebrity playhouse was completely false.

“There was mold in the bathroom. There was not always running water. The showers were freezing. The living conditions were really terrible,” she told Good Morning America in 2016. “There were some nights where we didn’t even have the heat on … It was — it was hell.”

FCI Danbury served as inspiration for the hit Netflix series "Orange is the new black."
FCI Danbury served as inspiration for the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.
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Hill and Giudice aren’t the first famous women to face accusations that their star power has gotten them a comfortable ride behind bars.

In the mid-2000s, Martha Stewart spent five months at Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia.

Known as “Camp Cupcake,” according to Mashed, it’s considered “America’s cosiest prison.” Stewart took pottery classes while incarcerated and created her own ceramic nativity scene. She later sold replicas of the religious figures on her website.

Elsewhere, Felicity Huffman spent 12 days in 2019 in FCI Dublin, California — a low-security prison dubbed “Club Fed” by the media, for her role in the college admissions scandal.

Maxwell is seen with Epstein in the early 1990s.
Maxwell is seen with Epstein in the early 1990s. She was convicted last year of helping her late ex-boyfriend in sex trafficking minors.
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Maxwell’s lawyers have not commented on her possible transfer to FCI Danbury.

The Brit was sentenced on Thursday after being found guilty last year of helping her late ex-boyfriend Epstein in the sex trafficking of minors. Epstein died behind bars in August 2019.

In court, Maxwell offered her victims an apology, stating, “It is the greatest regret of my life that I have ever met Jeffrey Epstein… I hope my conviction and harsh incarceration bring you closure.”

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