Ghislaine Maxwell, who is awaiting sentencing on sex trafficking charges after being in solitary confinement for two years, has been released from her cell.

  • Ghislaine Maxiwell (60) was taken into custody in July 2020. She has been in prison since.
  • Five charges related to sextrafficking are bringing her to the brink of 50 years imprisonment
  • She’s been in solitary confinement over fears she’d kill herself like Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell has been removed from solitary confinement in prison after two years of what her family claimed was ‘torture’.

This disgraced socialite now shares a dormitory-style cell with fellow inmates. She can also receive visits from family members and friends, for the first times since 2020 when she was arrested.

Maxwell (60) remains in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Centre until she is sentenced next month.

Her family was happy for her because she will no longer be deprived of contact with people.

Maxwell will spend 50 years behind bars when she is found guilty of five charges that relate to Maxwell’s recruitment and trafficking of underage girls by Jeffrey Epstein.

Because prison officials feared that she would commit suicide before her trial (as Epstein did in 2019), she was placed in isolated confinement.

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is no longer in solitary confinement in a New York City prison, after nearly two years of being isolated by herself

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is no longer in solitary confinement in a New York City prison, after nearly two years of being isolated by herself

Maxwell was found guilty by a trial on five charges including sex trafficking of a minor, though she has yet to be sentenced (pictured alongside Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in London on March 13, 2001)

Maxwell was found guilty of five charges which included sex traficking of a child. She has not been sentenced.

The British socialite has been held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (pictured), New York, as she awaits being sentenced

As she waits to be sentenced, the British socialite was held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center (pictured).

She was abused physically by guards and woke up by guards every fifteen minutes, according to her family.

They lodged a complaint with the United Nations and claimed that her treatment breached ‘Nelson Mandela rules’ about prisoner treatment.

Maxwell’s brother Ian said: ‘I am finally going to be able to see Ghislaine. We haven’t had meaningful conversations apart from the brief conversation that I had at the court bar. Because she is now free to go, I’ll be able do so.

‘She is still in MDC but in the general population. There are dangers in it but she has come out of being in that ‘Shu’ [segregated housing unit]And she came out the other side of all that suffering. She has kept her head held high and I admire her determination’.

Ian Maxwell (pictured), Ghislaine's brother, confirmed that she was now out in the general population while in jail, after being isolated for nearly two years

Ghislaine’s brother Ian Maxwell, (pictured), has confirmed that Ghislaine is out among the general public while she’s in prison.

Mr Maxwell said that being a ‘dormitory style’ cell would mean that his sister would at least have some company.

He said that while she was alone, the guards told her not to speak to them.

Last week Judge Alison Nathan, who presided over the trial, affirmed Maxwell’s conviction meaning the sentencing will go ahead.

Judge Nathan found that jurors who didn’t admit to past sexual abuse in filling out questionnaires were not entitled to a fresh trial.

The judge did however rule that all three conspiracies will be tried together, which reduces the prison sentence from 65 to 50 years.