Ghislaine Maxwell Moved to '14-Day COVID Isolation' in 'Hell Hole' New York Jail
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice held in jail described as 'third world' by judge
Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of deceased child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has reportedly been placed in "14-day COVID isolation" at the New York jail she's currently being held in.
According to The Daily Mail, sources confirmed to the outlet that Maxwell has been isolated over coronavirus concerns.
Maxwell, who is accused of abusing minors and playing a key role Epstein's child sex slavery operation, is being held at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center.
The jail has been described as a "hell hole" by the former warden.
She was transferred on Monday from a New Hampshire prison so she can face justice in her former playground of New York.
The jail is a far cry from the million-dollar estate in New Hampshire where she had been hiding out since the beginning of the year or the luxurious homes where she often resided with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein before his arrest and jail-cell death.
Maxwell will dodge her first public appearance in Manhattan’s Federal Court, after opting instead to appear remotely due to the COVID health crisis and "significant safety issues" related to in-court proceedings, according to The Daily Mail.
The 58-year-old socialite - who once mixed with celebrities, presidents, and royalty at high-class parties - is now bedding in at the Metropolitan Detention Center, once described by a judge as "like a third-world country."
Guards at the jail, which is different from the one where Jeffrey Epstein died last year, have been jailed for raping female prisoners, while the jail also lost power for an entire week during winter last year - leaving inmates locked in freezing, dark cells.
It is unclear exactly how long Maxwell will remain in the jail, which is typically used as a waiting room for those with an upcoming court date.
Maxwell's legal team - which now includes Christian Everdell, a former New York prosecutor who helped put down El Chapo - are still trying to set a date with a judge.
Initially, it was thought she would appear in court on Friday, but that date could now be as soon as Thursday this week or as late as Tuesday next week.
Many have been raising concerns that Maxwell may not live to see a trial.
Another source told the New York Post that Maxwell will have a security camera trained on her cell and will be shadowed by guards every time she leaves it.
"They want to make sure she'll stand trial," the source said.
Maxwell finds herself in the jail accused of luring underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them at lavish mansions in Palm Beach, New Mexico, and Manhattan.
In total, she is facing six counts - four relating to child sex trafficking, and two of perjury for lying under oath about the trafficking during a previous lawsuit.
If convicted on all charges, she is facing up to 35 years behind bars.
Friends of Maxwell suspect she will try to arrange a plea deal with prosecutors, implicating others in Epstein's sex ring in order to buy her own freedom.
One former friend has revealed that Maxwell is planning to use a "secret stash" of Epstein's "sex tapes" that implicate "rich and powerful" elites in a bid to "save herself."
"If Ghislaine goes down, she's going to take the whole damn lot of them with her," the friend said.
"Not only did Epstein like to capture himself with underage girls on camera – he wanted to make sure he had something to hold over the rich and powerful men who took advantage of his sick largesse.
"Ghislaine made sure that she socked away thumb drives of it all.
"She knows where all the bodies are buried and she'll use whatever she had to save her own a**."
Epstein was awaiting trial on federal charges of trafficking minors between 2002 and 2005 when he was found hanging by his neck in a different federal jail in New York City in August.
Medical examiners concluded his death was a suicide.
Epstein didn't kill himself, however.