Ghislaine Maxwell’s family claim her NY prison conditions breach ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’


Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently at a women’s prison facility in New York, for recruiting underage girls, who were abused by Jeffrey Epstein. The billionaire pedophile committed suicide, in what some say were suspicious circumstances. However his cohort British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is in prison, on remand. Her family claims that her prison conditions breach “Nelson Mandela Rules.


A Twitter account called “Real Ghislaine” is run by her siblings. The account posted that under the United Nations Standard Minimal Rules adopted in 2015, their sister was subjected to “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.” The US subscribes to these rules.


Social media users were not impressed or moved by the post as they believe she has access to many things including a shower, a laptop and of course multiple high powered attorneys who are doing their best to get their bail. One critic also told the family that they would get no sympathy.


On Wednesday, Maxwell was denied bail for the fifth time. She is awaiting trial on serious charges. She allegedly recruited teenage girls, who were subsequently sexually abused by her companion Jeffrey Epstein.


Her trial judge had said no to bail for her, thrice. Then her lawyers filed a request to the appeals court. The fifth appeal files by them were at the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. The three judge panel, who issued a brief order that rejected the latest bail request, did not elaborate on the matter.


The second circuit also rejected a request by Maxwell’s lawyers which asked the appeals court to order the lower court to conduct a hearing, where the lawyers could show evidence that could be related to bail.


Ghislaine Maxwell has been charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy. She allegedly recruited at least four girls who were abused by Jeffry Epstein between 1994 and 2004. The 59-year old socialite has pleaded not guilty to the charges.


The lawyers have also argued that Maxwell was being ill-treated at a jail in Brooklyn, where she is currently housed. The prosecutors have denied these allegations. Now, her family members have taken to twitter to drum up support for her but it looks like this mission has not as yet seen any success.

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