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Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell complains about prison conditions

New York: The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while awaiting trial on charges that she procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse a quarter-century ago, her lawyers said Tuesday.

Through the lawyers, Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, asked a judge to help improve her treatment in a Brooklyn federal lockup, saying “uniquely onerous conditions” limit her computer access and frustrate her ability to provide for a trial scheduled for next July.

Audrey Strauss, acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, at a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell in July.

Audrey Strauss, acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, at a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell in July.Credit:AP

They said she should be housed in the general population at the Metropolitan Detention Centre rather than under restrictions that would limit her time outside her cell to three hours a day.

“As a result of what occurred with Mr. Epstein, Ms. Maxwell is being treated worse than other similarly situated pretrial detainees, which significantly impacts her ability to prepare a defence and be ready for trial,” the lawyers wrote.

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