A source familiar with the matter said Federal officials took away Ghislaine Maxwell’s sheets and made her wear paper attire for fear that she might commit suicide while in custody.
The Justice Department was also said to have added extra security precautions and placed federal officials outside the Bureau of Prisons to ensure adequate protection for Maxwell.
Officials say that the protection is placed to prevent other inmates from harming her, and to stop her from harming herself.
Protocols also include ensuring Maxwell has a roommate in her cell, that someone is always with her while she is behind bars, and that she is closely monitored.
The concern comes when Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while in custody on sex trafficking charges last summer, which led to numerous conspiracy theories over his death.
The Epstein case seemed dominant until accusations against Maxwell surfaced, which led to her arrest last Tuesday.
Charges against Maxwell include helping to lure at least three girls – one of which is a 14-year-old girl – to be sexually abused by Epstein, and even joining him in sexually abusing the girls.
Some of Epstein’s victims labeled Maxwell as his chief enabler, who recruits and grooms the girls for sexual abuse, to which Maxwell denied and called the claims “absolute rubbish.”
She was arrested at a $1 million estate in New Hampshire, after being closely monitored as she is believed to have been hiding out in various locations in New England.
Prosecutors said that Maxwell switched her email address, registered at least one new phone number under an alias “G Max”, and ordered packages under someone else’s name.
Some investigators even believed that she may have fled to the United States to avoid prosecution.
Maxwell is the daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and a longtime close associate of his.