FBI agents arrested Ghislaine Maxwell in July 2020 for her role in convicted pedophile and former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes. Prosecutors characterized her as a “sophisticated predator” during her trial. They obtained a guilty verdict against her in late December 2021. A jury sentenced her to 20 years in prison in June 2022, ending her two-year stint in a federal detention center in Brooklyn, where she spent most of her time in 24-hour lockdown. A recent report indicates she’s now serving her prison term in luxury.
On January 9, the Daily Mail published an exposé detailing the current terms of Maxwell’s confinement at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee, a low-security prison for women in Florida’s panhandle. Prison rules require all inmates to work during their incarceration, and Maxwell is no exception.
However, in a bizarre twist, the disgraced former British socialite is working part-time teaching etiquette classes to other inmates. Maxwell teaches the necessity of maintaining “high moral standards” despite her criminal history of procuring and grooming victims for Epstein.
The Daily Mail reported that a prison flyer promoting the classes explained they cover the “three principles of etiquette… respect, consideration, and honesty.” Graduates of Maxwell’s class are eligible to receive a sentence reduction of up to 15 days.
Maxwell’s home for the next couple of decades contrasts her previous quarters in the Metropolitan Detention Center. She complained to authorities about her inhumane treatment at the facility, alleging she had to eat maggot-infested meals.
The Daily Mail reported that when Maxwell isn’t teaching inmates to emulate powerful women, she splits her time between teaching yoga and working in the prison’s library. She also has access to a variety of sporting facilities within the luxurious prison compound, including a 400-meter track. The Daily Mail noted that they observed the “carefree con” taking an hour-long jog late last year.