Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch: Lawyers | World News

Ghislane Maxwell reported that Brooklyn prison staff threatened her safety, prompting employees to put her on suicide watch, arguing that there was no need to delay her sentence on sex trafficking charges.

Maxwell, 60, was sentenced Tuesday in December for a December conviction for helping her then-boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein, a globe-trotting financier and convicted sex offender, abused girls between 1994 and 2004. Prosecutors say they deserve between 30 and 55 years. In prison.

In Saturday’s court filings, Maxwell’s lawyers said she was placed in suicide custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and asked to delay her sentence. On Sunday, prosecutors argued there was no need for any delay because Maxwell had his legal documents and could get the same amount of sleep.

Maxwell was transferred to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Inspector General after MDC staff reported threats to his safety, he said.

Maxwell declined to elaborate on why she feared for her safety, prosecutors said. She told the psychology staff that she was not committing suicide.

Maxwell’s attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Bureau of Prisons said it would not comment on the conditions of the detention of any particular inmates.

Prosecutors said the prison warden will oversee the investigation.

“Defendant’s inconsistent accounts (with the Inspector General) and the psychology staff, lead psychologists to conclude that the defendant is at an increased risk of self-harm because she may attempt to move into a single cell.

Epstein committed suicide in Manhattan prison in 2019 while awaiting trial.

US Circuit Judge Alison Nathan is sentencing in Manhattan federal court. Maxwell wants less than 20 years, arguing that she is being victimized for Epstein’s crimes.

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