Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted of multiple sex crimes after acting as a procurer for the most notorious sex trafficker in recent American history, is serving out a 20-year sentence by playing softball and jogging in her low-security lockup.
According to a Friday report from the U.K. Daily Mirror, Maxwell has earned a new moniker among other inmates who have taken to calling her “Dottie” after Geena Davis’ character in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own” due to her newfound obsession with softball.
“Ghislaine is very popular among the girls. She is very sociable,” a source inside Florida’s Federal Correctional Institution Tallahassee jail told the Mirror. “Straight away, she began mixing with others taking part in all manner of activities. She almost won musical chairs one day, getting down to the last two. But it’s her love of softball she seems to most enjoy. Whenever there is a game, Ghislaine want to play. When she took to the field, they called her Dottie. It stuck.”
Maxwell, a former socialite, “is now a key player in her B South unit’s softball team, beating bitter rivals A South unit and another wing,” according to the Mirror.
Maxwell has also taken up jogging in the low-security Tallahassee prison.
“Dressed in a standard-issue grey T-shirt, matching sweat shorts and trainers, the convicted teen sex trafficker pounds out the miles, locked up and locked alone in her thoughts,” the Mirror reported Thursday. “Only the presence of uniformed warders and roll upon roll of razor-sharp barbered wire provides a reminder that the women dressed in similar attire are actual prisoners.”
“Ghislaine is incredibly fit,” a source told the Mirror. “She runs almost every day, and when not jogging on the track, she will walk with one of her friends. For her age, she is incredibly active and does a 40-minute session, completing lap after lap without stopping before she needs to be back inside. She is happy to be allowed out in the open once again, where she has at least some semblance of freedom.”
The New York Post reported in July that Maxwell had been transferred to a new, amenity-rich prison in Florida, where “inmates enjoy movies, a running track and even yoga in the yard.”
“The disgraced socialite, who complained to the UN about human rights abuses during her two years in custody in Brooklyn, was expected to serve her time in the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, Connecticut — the prison that inspired ‘Orange Is the New Black,’” the Post noted. “However, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed to The Post that the 60-year-old madam was instead moved Friday to FCI Tallahassee, a ‘low-security federal correctional institution’ in Florida.”
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