Ghislaine Maxwell will serve her 20-year sentence in a new place for sex trafficking. CNNMaxwell was transferred to a Florida low-security federal prison. Maxwell, who was an associate of Jeffrey Epstein in the past, was sentenced to 20 year imprisonment in June.
Maxwell has been reportedly transferred from Maxwell FCI to Tallahassee FCI. “low security federal correctional institution with a detention center.”According to ABC NewsShe was transferred to the facility on Friday. The outlet said that Maxwell’s attorneys did not request the same facility and that they requested that Maxwell serve her sentence in Danbury, Connecticut. Duncan Levin was a former federal prosecutor and was not involved in the case. “There is nothing cushy about Maxwell’s designation. She is going to be surrounded by barbed wire and fences. Her new facility is a far cry from the minimum security camps that people may imagine from television.”
Maxwell was detained in July 2020, one year after Epstein was also detained and charged with federal crimes. In December she was convicted of five federal charges, including sex trading with a minor. She was sentenced to 20 year imprisonment in June. In addition, she was sentenced for five years of supervised parole and a $750,000 fine. CNN. She was sent to Danbury Federal Prison at the time by the judge. Since then, however, she was transferred to a Florida facility.
“Today’s sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for perpetrating heinous crimes against children,”US Attorney Damian Williams spoke out about sentencing. “This sentence sends a strong message that no one is above the law and it is never too late for justice.”Maxwell’s lawyers have stated that Maxwell intends to fight the conviction. Bobbi Sternheim, Maxwell’s defense attorney, stated that she plans to fight the conviction. “We all know that the person who should have been sentenced today escaped accountability, avoided his victims, avoided absorbing their pain and receiving the punishment he truly deserved. Jeffrey Epstein left Ghislaine Maxwell holding the whole bag.”
Maxwell was detained in 2020 and Maxwell received credit for her time served. She will be released from prison in 2037 as a result. Epstein was her ex-boyfriend and was charged with federal crimes in July 2019. He died a month later in prison.