Ghislaine Maxwell has said that prison inmates have been offered money to kill her. The former socialite and girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, who was found guilty in December 2021 of five out of six charges she faced in relation to the sex trafficking of minors, is hoping the threat to her life will be enough to get her sentence reduced.
- Maxwell has failed to get her convictions overturned. Knowing that prosecutors are recommending a 20-year prison sentence, Maxwell’s lawyers argued on Wednesday, June 15 that her sentence should be much shorter since the 60-year-old’s life is in danger the longer she stays in prison.
- She’s allegedly being threatened on a daily basis. Now that Maxwell has been removed from solitary confinement and placed in with the general population of prisoners, life has gotten a lot harder for her. According to a pre-sentencing memo obtained by Insider, Maxwell’s lawyers write: “One of the female inmates in Maxwell’s housing unit told at least three other inmates that she had been offered money to murder Maxwell and that she planned to strangle her in her sleep.”
- Her fellow prisoners will allegedly stop at nothing. According to Maxwell, the inmate who threatened her life claimed that the added 20-year sentence would be worth it if it meant Maxwell was dead. However, the report added that the inmate in question had since been transferred to another facility, “presumably” for Maxwell’s safety.
- Maxwell’s lawyers had other excuses when requesting a shorter sentence. They claim that Maxwell herself was a victim of abuse at the hands of her father, who was “a man of large physical stature with a booming voice” who would “explode, threaten, and rant at the children until they were reduced to pulp.” How that justifies becoming a trafficker of underage girls and subjecting them to sexual assault makes no sense and will hopefully not be taken into account when the judge does pass a sentence later this month. Ghislaine Maxwell could spend up to 55 years in prison.