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Ghislaine Maxwell Set To Earn 15 Cents An Hour Cleaning Toilets In Prison

Ghislaine Maxwell Set To Earn 15 Cents An Hour Cleaning Toilets In Prison

Maxwell has been moved to facility in Florida to carry out her 20-year sentence

Convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell is set to earn as little as 15 cents an hour for jobs like cleaning toilets as she carries out her 20-year prison sentence.

Maxwell, 60, was moved last week to a low-security federal prison in Florida after being sentenced to 20 years behind bars for sex trafficking and aiding disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

She was initially placed in Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn but was moved after her lawyers complained about her living conditions, claiming she was being subject to harsh treatment from other inmates due to her association with Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking.
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The former socialite now resides at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, where she will be expected to be up at 6am and maintain a regular job assignment.

Prison consultants told the Mail Online Maxwell will clean toilets, bathrooms or wash dishes before being assigned a long term job, which may involve managing payroll or reading water meters.

She is set to earn 15 to 27 cents an hour for her work, though the sources claimed it would feel like 'Disneyland' compared to her last prison, where Maxwell alleged to have been served food with maggots in it.

Maxwell will be able to move freely around a dorm with a bathroom, a quiet room and a TV room, though her movements will be controlled further afield, with the prison having to open doors to allow her access to other parts of the facility. She will sleep in a space with two cellmates which is equipped with lockers, a desk and a chair.

Attorneys had requested Maxwell be moved to Danbury, Connecticut, but Holli Coulman, co-founder of Pink Lady Prison Consultants, claimed there are more staff at the facility in Tallahassee who are better trained to handle Maxwell.

Coulman expressed belief some inmates in the facility will 'hate' Maxwell, but continued: "'Others will gravitate towards her because they think she can pay for commissary items for them. It's not going to be easy for her. There will be women who have been abused themselves and will not like her at all because of her crimes.

Maxwell was moved to Florida after lawyers complained about her conditions.
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"The prison will assign their best staff to her and will put her with an older woman who is drama free."

The consultant claimed Maxwell should be 'humble', stressing the 'key to surviving' is 'minding your own business [and] keeping a low profile', but noted Maxwell's 'personality is not that way'.

Following her conviction, Maxwell filed notice to say she intends to appeal her conviction and sentence.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact The Survivor’s Trust for free on 08088 010 818, or through their website 

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Topics: Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, US News, Crime