Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly lured underage girls and helped ensnare them in human trafficking and sex abuse organized by Jeffrey Epstein, has been removed from suicide watch at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, her attorney said.
Her legal team also has requested she be released from solitary confinement into the center's general population area. Maxwell's attorneys object to what they call "uniquely onerous conditions" that are abnormal for inmates detained before trial, including surveillance by closed circuit cameras and continual monitoring by prison guards, "many of whom do not appear to be regular personnel," according to her lawyers.
"These prison guards observe Ms. Maxwell and take notes on her every activity," her legal team said.
A friend of Maxwell's reports that Maxwell believes Epstein was murdered in prison, and that she fears she also will be murdered. Epstein died in August 2019, after he was removed from suicide watch.
Maxwell has been in prison since she was arrested in early July. If convicted, she could face 35 years in prison.