As per the Daily Mail, Ghislaine Maxwell was handcuffed and slung into solitary confinement for 48 hours, after accusations were made against her by prison staff.
After Maxwell, 61, appeared on UK TV last month in a series of taped video and audio calls in which she exposed life behind bars and blamed pedophile Jeffrey Epstein for her downfall, prison authorities accused her of profiting from the media interview, and a result of it, placed her in confinement.
The footage raised concerns between Staff and other inmates at Federal Correctional Institute Tallahassee, as inmates there are only allowed ‘video visits’ from a closely-vetted list of friends, family and lawyers – Which Maxwell’s calls did not fall under.
Insiders say bosses at the low-security Florida prison launched an investigation to determine whether Maxwell was selling her story to a journalist, which would have breached the terms of her 20-year sentence.
She was accused of profiting from her story, which she later denied.
Although Maxwell pleaded her innocence, she was still placed in solitary confident, aka Special Housing Unit, for 48 hours. – SHU is essentially a tiny room within a prison, where inmates are locked up alone for 23 hours at a time and fed through slits in the door.
An insider told The Daily Mail – ”The SHU is not a nice place. You go in there if you’re suicidal, if you fail a drug test or you get in a fight.”
About two weeks after the show was on TV, Maxwell was apparently minding her own business when prison staff came in, turned her around and handcuffed her,’ a source told DailyMail.com.
‘She got really upset, she was crying, she was yelling that she hadn’t received any money, but nobody saw her again for three days.”
”It’s like a little box and you’re only allowed out to shower once a day. There’s no contact from anyone, no privileges, they slide your meals through a slot. ”
The source continued to say – ”Normally people stay there for at least two weeks but she was out in about 48 hours because there was no evidence she was guilty.”
”What upset Max most was that they threw her in the SHU before they knew the facts,” they added.
”She hasn’t been the same since then, it’s made her very down and depressed. She thinks they are being intentionally cruel and mean to her.”
A spokesman for Maxwell said he didn’t know anything about the incident.
Despite her time in solitary, reports of Maxwell’s life in prison haven’t been all bad, and reportedly she’s been teaching an array of classes, including yoga, pilates and etiquette lessons for the jail’s 753 inmates.