GHISLAINE Maxwell has been allowed a face-to-face visit in jail despite coronavirus rules preventing other inmates having the same contact, it was reported.
The 58-year-old’s visit from her legal team has been slammed by a lawyer representing other prisoners, who’ve not been able to see their families for six months.
The alleged "madam" of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has been forced to stay in solitary confinement after she lost her bid to be transferred to another prison.
She is currently in the 'hellhole' Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where she is awaiting trial on charges of recruiting underage girls for paedophile Epstein.
Maxwell was allowed to hold a meeting with her lawyers on Friday morning and all involved reportedly wore masks, the New York Daily News reports.
Susan Marcus, a lawyer representing detainees in the centre, condemned the meeting.
“I’m incredulous really that she was the first one when there are those of us who have been waiting for nearly six months to have an in-person visit with our clients,” she said.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons refused to say whether Maxwell was the first inmate to receive a face-to-face visit in New York City since the Covid-19 lockdown.
“While, in general, legal visits are suspended, case-by-case accommodations will be accomplished at the local level and confidential legal calls will be allowed in order to ensure inmates maintain access to counsel,” said spokesman Justin Long.
Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in her $1 million New Hampshire bolthole on July 2.
Despite offering $5 million bail she has been kept behind bars as she awaits trial, after a judge ruled her wealth and connections made her a flight risk.
Prosecutors also pointed out that as a French passport holder she could escape to the country, which has no extradition treaty with the US.
Maxwell is kept apart from the rest of the prison population and will continue to be closely monitored by staff after ex-lover Epstein killed himself last August in another New York jail.
Maxwell has complained she is being closely watched bypsychologists and "mystery guards".
Epstein and Maxwell are alleged to have been at the centre of a child sex-trafficking – claims she denies.
It’s alleged girls were abused on his private island Little Saint James, his townhouse in New York, his ranch in New Mexico and his mansion in Palm Beach.
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