Federal lockups come in minimum, low, medium and high-security flavors. Ghislaine Maxwell is suddenly going from total monitoring during her trial to low security.
Convicted madam Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved 1,000 miles to a soft, low-security prison in Florida — one where inmates enjoy movies, a running track and even yoga in the yard.
The disgraced socialite, who complained to the UN about human rights abuses during her two years in custody in Brooklyn, was expected to serve her time in the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, Connecticut — the prison that inspired “Orange Is the New Black.”
However, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed to The Post that the 60-year-old madam was instead moved Friday to FCI Tallahassee, a “low-security federal correctional institution” in Florida.
A key point of her 20-year sentence is that if she had gotten any more time, she wouldn’t have been eligible for a fed low-security facility. View that how you like.
Does this mean that Maxwell is more or less likely to be ‘Epsteined’?
The trial, as I predicted, was meaningless and revealed nothing. The game has played out and there’s not much left. If Maxwell knows anything meaningful and by that I mean who Epstein’s backers were, not the client list that everyone is obsessed with and whose contents we basically have a good idea of based on Epstein’s circle of pals, she has stayed quiet and is being rewarded with a relatively easy time, not as nice as Epstein’s original prison sentence which allowed him to commute, bring in prostitutes, and have his own wing, but a long way from the unpleasantness in New York.
Low-security is potentially more vulnerable, but Epstein’s death made it pretty obvious that high security is no protection. Low security does, in theory, create more opportunities for other inmates to kill her. And if that does happen, I won’t be hugely surprised. But I suspect the drama is over. The main character left the stage some time ago. All that’s left now are the payoffs.