Jeffrey Epstein cohort Ghislaine Maxwell has been tasked with monitoring different inmates who could be suicidal, her legal professionals revealed in newly unsealed courtroom papers.
“She has been made a suicide watch inmate, which is the best and most trusted accountability that an inmate can have,” wrote Mark Cohen and Jeffrey Pagliuca in a movement requesting her launch to house confinement on a $28.5 million bail bundle.
Her attorneys have repeatedly complained in regards to the “onerous” jail situations that Maxwell has endured as a excessive profile inmate of the Metropolitan Detention Heart in Brooklyn — together with extreme surveillance and being awoken each quarter-hour by a flashlight to make sure she’s nonetheless respiratory.
“It’s the peak of irony that Ms. Maxwell is being continually surveilled as if she had been a suicide threat when she, herself, is trusted sufficient (if she had been ever launched from isolation) to observe inmates who’re actually prone to suicide,” the legal professionals wrote.
Her protection crew has accused the lockup of subjecting her to unreasonable restrictions over considerations she’ll meet the identical destiny as Epstein, who dedicated suicide whereas within the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The insufferable phrases of her confinement, her attorneys argued, favor her bid for launch. She’s charged in Manhattan federal courtroom with recruiting women and girls to be sexually abused by her and Epstein. Maxwell has pleaded not responsible.