By Ryan Fahey For Dailymail.com
Published: 09:47 BST, 14 August 2020 | Updated: 09:59 BST, 14 August 2020
Federal prosecutors have said Ghislaine Maxwell is in isolation for her own safety as they reject claims from her lawyers that she is being treated worse than other inmates at the Brooklyn jail where she is being held.
Prosecutors rejected claims yesterday that she is being treated 'worse' than other inmates at the Brooklyn jail she is held on charges she facilitated late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls.
In an Aug. 10 letter, Maxwell's lawyers objected to her being subjected to round-the-clock surveillance and numerous body scans at the Metropolitan Detention Center despite no longer being on suicide watch, and said she belongs in the general population rather than in her cell 21 hours a day.
Prosecutors said Maxwell was isolated for reasons of 'safety, security, and the orderly functioning of the facility,' and that it was appropriate to closely monitor new inmates facing a 'strong likelihood' of many years in prison.
Maxwell's lawyers say she is being subjected to round-the-clock surveillance and numerous body scans at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn
Maxwell wants to be moved into general population and allowed more computer time so she can prepare a defense to claims she helped friend Jeffrey Epstein traffick girls for sex (file)
They nonetheless said jail officials agreed to give Maxwell 13 hours a day to review materials for her scheduled July 2021 trial, rather than the normal three hours.
Prosecutors also said they have acted 'expeditiously' in turning over materials, and Maxwell can request victims' names and make other motions in December after discovery is finished.
In a letter on Thursday to U.S.