Hours before sentencing, Jeffrey Epstein's fiancée is being held under surveillance for suicide risk
After being released from the rest of the inmates, Ghislaine Maxwell is under strict surveillance, these last hours, before receiving the sentence.
Since June 27, he has received special protection and his personal belongings and ordinary clothes have been removed, in order to avoid any danger. He also wore appropriate clothing in cases of threat of suicide. However, her lawyer has stated that his client has no suicidal tendencies.
It was Maxwell himself who asked for special protection from the General Office of Prison Inspection, via an email on June 24th. According to her, she thinks that MDC staff members are threatening her safety.
As prosecutors explain, according to prison policy, when inmates are at an increased risk of self-harm and raise a safety concern, they are put on the risk of suicide, adding that at least 'two other inmates have received this protection by the same protocol.
In December 2021, Maxwell pleaded guilty to five counts of recruiting and caring for four teenage girls between 1994 and 2004 for Jeffrey Epstein, found guilty of pedophilia, who died in 2019 in prison while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking.
The five charges against Maxwell included: conspiracy to seduce minors to travel to engage in illegal sexual acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a juvenile with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, as well as two counts of perjury. A jury acquitted Maxwell of a charge of seducing a minor to travel and engage in unlawful sexual acts.
Prosecutors are seeking a minimum sentence of 30 years and a maximum of 55 years in prison. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for today, June 28.