Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer has released her first photo of a British adult in a prison with an injured face since she was arrested last year on suspicion of sexual trafficking.
Maxwell’s 59-year-old photo suggests that the guards were injured when they had to cover their eyes with socks and towels at night because they were shining. Lawyer Bobby Sternheim was a judge in New York. Was included in the letter I submitted on Thursday Lights her cell every 15 minutes.
“Last night she faced an MDC (Metropolitan Detention Center) staff member because she had a visible bruise on her left eye,” Ms. Sternheim wrote in a letter.
“The guards didn’t deal with the bruise until Maxwell, who didn’t have a mirror, caught her aching eye reflex in collecting nail clippers.
“At that point, MDC staff confronted Ms. Maxwell about the cause of the bruise and threatened to put her in the SHU if she didn’t reveal how she suffered the bruise,” she said. He added, referring to the special housing unit.
Ms. Sternheim added that prison guards put prisoners in special camps if they were injured or abused by other prisoners.
“Mr. Maxwell is unaware of the cause of the bruise, as reported to medical and psychiatric staff, but decides to report information to the guards for fear of retaliation, disciplinary action, and punitive chores. It’s becoming more and more reluctant, “continued the lawyer. A letter to Judge Alison Nathan.
Ms. Maxwell appeared to have sunk and aged during her nine months at the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
She appeared in court last week, with gray hair and a thin frame, looking older and frail, and suing new accusations.
Her lawyer claimed during a recent bail appeal that Ms. Maxwell was in much worse condition than the other prisoners in prison.
“The defendant has never been treated so badly,” said David Oscar Marx, another Maxwell lawyer, after 23 years of work.
“We want a fair opportunity, a fair opportunity, so she can prepare for the trial of her life,” Marcus told the Court of Appeals prior to the mid-July hearing. .. can not sleep”
They also claimed that Ms. Maxwell had lost her hair during her detention and weighed more than 15 pounds because of “inedible” prison food.
British socialists are awaiting trial on her sexual trafficking and other charges allegedly raised underage girls for abuse by Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s and early 2000s.
She pleaded not guilty and was tried this summer.
Ms. Maxwell’s legal team said she had been scapegoated for Epstein’s crime after her suicide in prison last year, claiming she was being treated differently because of the “Epstein effect.” There is.
They claimed last week that she was not at risk of suicide and demanded that guards not check her throughout the night.
Judge Nathan ordered on Thursday that the government explain why she was under surveillance and whether she could be provided with an eye mask if such measures were deemed necessary.