Accused Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell is being closely monitored while in custody in New York City, with jail officials taking extra precautions to ensure Maxwell, 58, lives to see her day in court.
Last August, Epstein took his own life in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. Last week, Maxwell was arrested at a luxury hideaway in New Hampshire and is now facing six federal counts, alleging that she enticed and transported minors with the intent of committing sex crimes.
As Fox News reports, the Justice Department is adding extra security at the Brooklyn Detention Center where Maxwell has been held since Monday. According to the report, Maxwell has a cell mate and is being closely watched by jail staff.
She has also been given paper clothing and bedsheets as a precautionary measure, presumably to ensure that she does not use clothing or sheets as a possible suicide device. Epstein reportedly created a noose from a bedsheet in his cell.
The report does not indicate whether Maxwell has said or done anything to indicate she may be a particular suicide risk.
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[Feature image: Ghislaine Maxwell in 1991/AP Photo,Dominique Mollard, File and Jeffrey Epstein/New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File]