Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have requested that she serve out her 20-year sentence at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison in Connecticut that houses a Real Housewife and a hip-hop star — and serves as the lead for the Netflix show “Orange.” has served as an inspiration. is the new black.”
And the prisoners are ready and waiting for the notorious sex offender.
“She’ll have about six to eight months,” Jacqueline Polvery, who spent less than a year in Danbury pleading for mortgage fraud, told The Post.
“I’ve already got emails from women who wrote in to say they heard Maxwell was coming across like this.” They are preparing for her arrival, requesting in advance that they do not want her in their hostel. And the camp counselor won’t put Maxwell where she doesn’t want to, for fear of getting hurt.
“Danbury won’t be a picnic for Maxwell,” she said.
Maxwell, who was convicted of plotting to sexually abuse young women and girls with his billionaire pedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein, will likely be ostracized by other inmates and subject himself to abuse.
“Women are worse than men” [prisoners convicted of] sex crimes,” said Polvery, who was in Danbury in 2015. “You have a mother there. They see a white woman accused of a sex crime and think any of their children could be her victim. He [Maxwell] You will get a lot of laughs. He st will be beaten up by him many times. ,
Polvery, who now runs Evolution Reentry Services, a Connecticut-based company that helps reintegrate women into the community after serving time in prison, killed “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice on the same day in prison. who began his sentence in 2015 as he was sentenced to 15 months on a fraud charge.
“If [Maxwell] Smart she will hire a consultant to set her up with the people inside,” Polveri said. “Teresa Giudice had that. There was a mentor installed inside her. Someone waited for her. She had a mentor walking around her, someone saying she was off-limits.”
But it may backfire.
“People looked at Teresa, like, ‘Who is she? She’s hiring someone and now we can’t talk to her directly?’ That was a negative. Plus all the people who didn’t like the mentor immediately didn’t like Teresa,” Polveri said. “It was as if she thought she was better than everyone else. Women can be catty. It took a few months for his big mouth to get him into humiliating situations. On the phone, he was heard saying, ‘Jail is hell.’ The other prisoners asked, ‘Who is she to say that?’ Then they started taking pictures of her without makeup or hair extensions.
In Danbury, which has a population of just over 1,000, Maxwell will occupy an 8-by-8-foot cubicle with a bunk bed and two lockers.
“There are 30 cubicles in each hostel,” Polverari told The Post. “Dorms don’t have locks or bars… you’re never handcuffed.”
Maxwell’s days will begin with breakfast, which is served between 5 and 7 a.m.
“Occasionally there were bugs in the porridge, Maxwell might be assigned the job of a janitor, cleaning the toilet by 11 or 12 a.m. before breaking in for lunch,” Polvery said.
“On Monday he can have beef tacos, corn, and an apple,” Polveri said. “But women steal all the apples to make wine. It’s impossible to get an apple.”
Vegan Maxwell famously complained about “inedible” food at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. In Danbury, Polvery said, “There’s no vegetarian or vegan menu. She has to eat like everyone else.”
The prison offers kosher food of better quality than the standard menu, Polveri said, but women who choose it without religious restrictions often find it hot: “It reduces people like you even more. [if you get kosher food] Because you are getting what very few people get.”
Still, the prison will be a step up from the MDC, where Maxwell has filed more than 100 complaints during the 22 months he spent in solitary confinement, his brother Ian Maxwell told The Post.
“Frankly, getting out of the hell hole of MDC should be an absolute priority,” he said.
However, if he has his way, Maxwell will eventually be transferred to a prison in the United Kingdom. Her brother Ian told the Telegraph that there is a “program where foreign nationals can spend their time in the country of their nationality.”
The final word on where Maxwell spends her time will be up to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which will conduct a lengthy assessment about the type of facility suitable for such a high-profile inmate.
“They will do a custody and security classification on that,” said Larry Levine, founder and director of Pink Lady Prison Consultants, a company that provides pre-custody counseling. “It comes out of the Designation and Sentence Computation Center of the Bureau of Prisons [DSCC] in Grand Prairie, Texas. He will be classified and taken into custody. It is based on factors that include the seriousness of the offence, the danger it poses to the public, the length of its sentence, and its criminal history. Those are… the main things. ,
Both Levine and Polverari said it’s unlikely the BOP would recommend Danbury, which has hired Lauryn Hill — the Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who served three months in 2013 for tax evasion — and billionaire businesswoman Leona Helsley, who was convicted of tax evasion and fraud in 1989. The New York hotelier served 18 months at Danbury since 1992.
For Piper Kerman, being at Danbury turned out to be a good thing. The Smith College graduate was arrested for smuggling drug money and imprisoned in a Connecticut camp for 13 months starting in 2014. His experiences inspired “Orange is the New Black,” which was published as a best-selling book in 2010 and turned into a hit Netflix series three years later.
Both advisers said Maxwell could end up serving his time at West Virginia’s FCI Hazleton, a medium-security prison, because of greater levels of isolation and security for its inmates. “There, he’ll be locked in a cell,” Levine said.
“He doesn’t have a popular offense,” Levine said. “People will try to get him out. They’ll try to beat the crap out of him. [Prison officials] would like to put him in protective custody at Hazelton. If someone from outside pays someone who has a relative in prison, maybe someone already serving a life sentence, they can put a sheet over his head, sharpen a toothbrush and Can stab this b-ch.
“Can you imagine the commotion if she is killed?”