Recently, convicted sexual predator Ghislaine Maxwell was moved from a federal prison in Connecticut to a low-security facility in Florida. Maxwell was involved in crimes allegedly related to accused offender Jeffrey Epstein who died in jail waiting for a trial, concluded by Medical Examiners as by suicide. Maxwell was originally scheduled to spend her entire 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Instead, the Bureau of Prisons decided to move Maxwell to FCI Tallahassee, a low-security federal correctional institution in the state of Florida. While there are more than 700 female inmates at the prison, Maxwell will have the opportunity to participate in many activities, including yoga, painting, cooking, and basketball.
She was convicted of five of six counts related to sexual abuse and trafficking in minors. The charges against Maxwell included a conspiracy to commit the crimes and transportation of underage girls. Her trial took a month, and she was found guilty of all five counts. On June 28, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay a $750,000 fine. In early July, the British heiress appealed her conviction.
In the new prison, Maxwell will have access to art programs, yoga, Pilates, and educational classes, among other activities. She will also have the opportunity to perform in a talent show. The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not disclose why Maxwell was transferred. The FBI did not comment on the details, citing privacy concerns. In the meantime, Maxwell will have access to a commissary where she can spend more than $300 a week. She can purchase smoked gouda spread for $1.80, or Nutella for $4.90. The lawyers also argued that Maxwell was not provided with adequate food and water in the previous prison.