Ghislaine Maxwell wants to halve her sentence by serving her sentence in the UK | World | New
The disgraced British socialite was sentenced on Tuesday after being found guilty of sex trafficking in a New York court. Maxwell, 60, is set to appeal the conviction. But, if that fails, plans are already underway for an application to be made to serve his sentence in Britain.
A source told the Daily Express: “Calculations have been made as to where Ghislaine would spend the least time behind bars.
Fallen “She is happy to be released on license just to get out of prison and her best option for getting out sooner is back in the UK.”
After being imprisoned for three years in the United States, she may have the right to apply to serve the rest of her sentence in Britain.
In the UK, some inmates sentenced to two years or more serve half their sentence in prison and the remainder of the sentence in the licensed community.
So if Maxwell were to be transferred to a UK prison, she would potentially have around seven years left before she could be released on license.
She would be 70 when she was released.
The press baron’s daughter faces several hurdles, including the possibility of US officials blocking her plan because she has “no automatic right to transfer”. The US government may refuse to allow him to return to Britain and it is believed that his victims would object.
Sarah Ransome, who described two suicide attempts after her abuse in her impact statement given in court on Tuesday, said Maxwell should never be allowed out.
She said: “Ghislaine must die in prison because I have been in hell and back for the past 17 years.”
Maxwell was convicted in December last year of sex trafficking of minors, conspiracy to induce a minor to travel to engage in unlawful sexual acts and conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein.
She was also convicted of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and conspiracy to commit the sex trafficking of minors.
Maxwell’s attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, requested that Maxwell be sent to a low-security women’s prison in Danbury, Connecticut, and placed on a treatment plan.
The judge agreed to make such a recommendation to the Bureau of Prisons, which will make the final decision.
The prison inspired the fictional drama Orange Is The New Black.
This is where Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir the series is based on, was jailed in 2004 after her conviction for money laundering and drug trafficking.
Singer Lauryn Hill has already served a prison sentence, as has American reality TV star Teresa Giudice.
Disgraced American financier Epstein committed suicide in 2019.