Maxwell has been held since July on expenses she procured ladies for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse within the Nineties. She has pleaded not responsible.
Bobbi Sternheim made the claims on Maxwell’s behalf after attorneys for the Metropolitan Detention Centre warden in Brooklyn defended circumstances on the facility.
In a letter to US District Choose Alison Nathan, Ms Sternheim stated Maxwell, 58, has misplaced hair and over 15 kilos whereas she has been detained.
She claimed Maxwell was being handled harshly partly as a result of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) needs to restore its repute after failing to stop the August 2019 suicide of Epstein in a Manhattan federal jail as he awaited trial on intercourse trafficking expenses.
She cited current feedback that Legal professional Basic William Barr made to ABC Information when he stated he was maintaining an in depth watch to verify Maxwell makes it to trial after Epstein’s loss of life.
“It’s apparent that Ms Maxwell is bearing the brunt of BOP incompetence,” Ms Sternheim wrote.
“The Division of Justice is in search of to restore the BOP’s tarnished repute by putting Ms Maxwell underneath terribly harsh circumstances, not in any response to Ms Maxwell’s necessities, however quite in response to the failed dealing with of a very completely different inmate.”
In her newest plea to the decide, the lawyer maintained her consumer has not been correctly shielded from an outbreak of the coronavirus, has been subjected to repeated pointless searches, has had her authorized emails erased and has not all the time obtained the vegetarian food plan she has requested.
“The circumstances underneath which she is detained are punitive, unwarranted, deleteriously impacting her means to arrange her protection, and interfering with counsel’s means to offer the authorized illustration to which she, and some other detainee, deserves,” Ms Sternheim stated.
Of their letter to the decide, jail attorneys wrote that Maxwell’s weight has not fluctuated greater than two kilos from her present weight of 134.
They stated her food plan wants have been addressed and different circumstances are commonplace to take care of “a secure and safe setting” for inmates.