Jeffrey Epstein’s former lover and convicted sex predator Ghislaine Maxwell is serving out her 20-year sentence in a low-security Florida prison that has been subjecting inmates to disgusting conditions — including moldy food, rodent infestations, and leaks, according to the government
In a revolting, 49-page report on FCI Tallahassee’s living conditions by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), inspectors said the windows and ceilings of all five housing units at the federal lockup were so run down that inmates were using feminine products to plug leaks.
Shocking photos in the US Bureau of Prisons’ report also pointed to the facility’s 294 male and 846 female inmates being served disgusting food, including moldy bread, a rotting cucumber, spoiled celery stalks, and warped containers of mayonnaise plagued by flecks of mold.
Cereal bags were infested with bugs, according to another photo, while food containers in storage were seen leaking and seemingly left to rot, according to photos in the report that was earlier reported on by the Daily Mail.
Other bags and boxes of dry goods appeared to be littered with vermin droppings and spider webs, or ripped open by rodents. Inmates are left to sit down to a tray of the revolting fare in the cafeteria, where a slew of plastic barstools were cracked or entirely broken, according to the shocking photos.
The OIG’s findings substantiate Maxwell’s gripes that the food quality is bad. The 61-year-old, who’s been nicknamed the “prison Karen” over her incessant complaints, which she shared in her first televised jailhouse in January.
Speaking to Britain’s TalkTV, Maxwell moaned about her prison diet and 6 a.m. wakeup time, according to the Daily Mail.
The OIG’s prison inspectors also reported how jail bosses failed to curtail the flow of contraband among inmates, who were found with cigarettes, vapes, opioids, and even synthetic cannabis drugs known as K2 and Spice.
The inspectors noted that 38% of the jobs in the health unit at FCI Tallahassee were unfilled, and there weren’t enough security cameras and officers on site to fend off contraband and drug use, or acts of violence and self-harm.
OIG officials suggested that inmates who have permission to leave the facility as part of the prison’s sanitation and landscaping crews could have brought contraband in, as they’re “not routinely searched when they reenter the institution.”
When these sanitation and landscaping workers are on duty, they are allowed to go to the outer perimeter of the prison grounds, the report said, where there’s “a shirt single fence, large portions of which are easily accessible to the public from a municipal park.”
And in housing areas, inspectors said they found “fire damage, a sink that was detached from the wall, and a black substance on walls and ceilings,” though officials seemingly couldn’t identify this substance.
There were also signs of fire damage, showers that were flooded with discolored water or were leaking, as well as “inoperable toilets…worn bedding, rusted inmate storage lockers, and unlocked supply closets.”
When The Post reached out to the OIG for comment, a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) replied, noting that inspectors did not make any specific recommendations about how to fix the slew of problems at FCI Tallahassee.
“The FBOP will carefully evaluate and implement any necessary corrective actions to ensure that our mission of operating safe, secure, and humane facilities continues to be fulfilled,” the spokesperson added.
Maxwell has also reportedly made a fuss about the prison’s battered bedding and lack of timely access to medical care within the 400-plus complaints she’s filed against the two prisons she’s been locked up in since she was arrested in July 2020, per the Daily Mail.
Once a British socialite, Maxwell’s fall from grace ended in six charges related to her role in an abusive sex regime with late pedophile Epstein — who died by suicide while in jail awaiting trial in 2019 — and a 20-year prison sentence.
She was first locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where she was reportedly kept in the worst parts of the jail, where she whined about having to use a bathroom with an open sewer drain and rats running around, noshing on rotten and maggot-infested food and being unable to shower in the facility because guards would stare at her.
She was transferred to FCI Tallahassee in Florida’s capital in July 2022.
On its website, the prison boasts that it offers a wide range of classes and activities to its inmates, including art, ceramics, yoga, and musical instrument classes, as well as team sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball.
Representatives for FCI Tallahassee declined to comment.