A famous socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell will earn as little as 15 cents an hour cleaning toilet at the Florida prison where she is serving her 20-year sentence for sex trafficking.
The former socialite, who once lived a lavish lifestyle and counted Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton among her friends, will earn the paltry sum at FCI Tallahassee where she has just been moved.
Prison consultants said that Maxwell will clean toilets, bathrooms or wash dishes before being assigned a long-term job like managing payroll or reading water meters.
According to some reports, the consultants said that Maxwell could become a target for other inmates unless she acts humbly and stops complaining about her life. However, Maxwell has done the exact opposite so far and has griped relentlessly about her conditions while awaiting trial.
The consultants said that FCI Tallahassee was a big step up from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, where Maxwell was held for two years. They said it would feel like ‘Disneyland’ compared to the MDC, where Maxwell claimed she was served food with maggots in it and woken every 15 minutes.
The judge in her trial had asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons to consider sending her to a prison in Danbury, Connecticut, but that idea was rejected.
Ghislaine Maxwell ‘s movements will be controlled and the prison will open doors to allow her access to certain parts of the prison at certain times of the day. However, within her dorm, which has a bathroom, quiet room and TV room, she will be able to move around freely.
According to Coulman, Maxwell’s day will begin at 5am when the lights come on. She will have breakfast at 6am and lunch at 10.30am, the early time is to enable to kitchen to feed the whole population.
“She certainly did not get one of the worst places. It’s probably the best she could have got under the circumstances,” Coulman said.
However, Maxwell will still have a tough time adjusting and will be in with murderers and women who have committed serious assaults according to Coulman.
“The facility is run down, humid and some women will hate her because of her celebrity status. Others will gravitate towards her because they think she can pay for commissary items for them. It’s not going to be easy for her. There will be women who have been abused themselves and will not like her at all because of her crimes. The prison will assign their best staff to her and will put her with an older woman who is drama free”.
Meanwhile, Maxwell will be given a job for her first 30 days for which she will earn 15 cents to 27 cents an hour, Coulman said.
After that Maxwell will be assigned a longer-term job such as being a clerk and managing the payroll for a construction crew.
“Maxwell, who used to manage Epstein’s properties and arranged massages with underage girls for him, could put to use her organizing skills by doing payroll for the whole complex,” Coulman said.