Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 in prison Tuesday for her role in helping powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls, capping off a dramatic fall from grace for the British
US District Judge Alison Nathan said the sentence of 240 months was “sufficient and not greater than necessary,” for Maxwell, who earlier addressed the court and told her victims, “I am sorry for the pain that you experienced.”
“I hope my conviction and harsh incarceration brings you closure,” said Maxwell, 60, wearing blue jail scrubs, her dark brown locks cut in a bob.
Maxwell’s face remained inscrutable as she learned her fate, and she left the courtroom without speaking to her siblings, who were sitting in the row behind her.
Her attorneys requested that she serve out her time at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, the low-security women’s lockup that served as the inspiration for Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black.”
Her sentencing marked the end of the federal criminal proceedings against her in the Southern District of New York, where she was brought after her arrest at a sprawling New Hampshire estate in July 2020. She could potentially get credit for the two years she’s already spent behind bars, or have some of her time shaved off for good behavior.