Ghislaine Maxwell's Prison Considered The 'Disneyland' Of Deluxe Jail Cells With Perks
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Ghislaine Maxwell's legal team are pushing for her to be sent to a jail known as the 'Disneyland' of prisons.
The prison, which inspired the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, boasts a running track, a library, a chapel, and gardening for inmates.
The revelation comes after Maxwell was handed a 20-year prison sentence for her role in the sex trafficking of minors on June 28.
This comes six months after a jury found her guilty of luring in teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
As well as her prison sentence, which will see her behind bars until she's 80, Maxwell was handed a $750,000 ($AUD 1.08 million, £615,000) fine by sentencing judge Alison Nathan in the Manhattan Federal Court.
After acknowledging the victim's pain in court, Bobbi C. Sternheim, a veteran lawyer in New York, requested that the disgraced socialite be sent to FCI Danbury women's facility in Connecticut.
As well as boasting some pretty cushy amenities, inmates at FCI Danbury can also learn the culinary arts and take apprenticeships in carpentry, animal training, painting, and dentistry.
Legal expert Justin Paperny told The Times that Maxwell 'will actually feel like she’s in Disneyland' once she arrives at the luxurious prison.
If she is indeed transferred to FCI Danbury, it'll be a far cry from her experiences in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Centre.
Maxwell told the Mail on Sunday: "I used to take a shower every day but I've stopped because of the creepy guards who stand close and stare at me the whole time."
She added: "I used to go to the loo with an open sewer drain and a friendly rat would regularly visit.
"I told the guards, but nothing was done until the rat popped out and charged a guard who screamed in terror.
"Finally, the sewer drain was covered."
The hellish jail conditions led to Maxwell's legal team applying for bail for the fourth time, which was denied as she awaited trial.
Her attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, tried to argue that the defendant has been 'subjected to physical and emotional abuse by jail guards', according to NBC.
They also tried to claim that Maxwell has been living in 'poor and unsanitary living conditions' while in prison and said the facility has been providing 'insufficient nutrition' and she has been suffering from 'sleep deprivation'.